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

Section 187: duty of Scottish Ministers to refer to Tribunal if required to do so by Commission

336.Section 187 provides that, where the Commission has notified the Scottish Ministers under section 186, the Scottish Ministers have a duty to refer the case to the Tribunal. Notice of the reference must be given to the persons listed in paragraphs (a) to (g) of section 185(2) and it must state the information set out in section 187(4). The Scottish Ministers should, if possible, notify those persons before making the reference.

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