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

Section 228: request for assessment of needs: duty on local authorities and Health Boards

416.Section 228 requires a local authority or health board on receipt of a written request for an assessment of the needs of a patient in the circumstances set out in subsection (2), to respond to the request within 14 days, saying whether or not they intend to carry out the assessment, and, if not, why not.

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