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

Section 216: effect of revocation of direction

391.Section 216 provides that, where a hospital direction or transfer for treatment direction is revoked by the Scottish Ministers, the patient must be returned to a prison, institution or other place where the patient may have been detained had the patient not been detained in hospital. The direction ceases to have effect on admission.

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