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Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 178: transfers

326.Section 178 applies the provisions in sections 124 to 126 (regarding transfers of patients who are subject to compulsory treatment orders) to patients who are subject to compulsion orders which authorise detention in hospital (see paragraphs 170 to 178 of these Notes).

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