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

Section 206: review of hospital direction and transfer for treatment direction

369.Section 206 provides for the responsible medical officer to carry out an annual review of a hospital direction or a transfer for treatment direction. The first review must be carried out during the two month period ending with the first anniversary of the making of the direction. Further reviews must be carried out annually thereafter, again during the last two months of each 12 month period. The review must conform to the requirements set out in subsection (3) and the responsible medical officer must consider the matters in subsection (4). As part of the review process, the responsible medical officer must consult, in addition to the mental health officer, such other persons as he considers appropriate.

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