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

Section 248: sections 235, 236, 238, 239 and 241: review of treatment etc.

466.Section 248 provides that where a patient is given treatment under section 235, 236, 239 or 241, the responsible medical officer must report to the Commission on the treatment and on the patient’s condition at the times specified in paragraphs (a) or (b) of subsection (1).

467.Subsection (2) provides that the Commission may, at any time, direct that a form of treatment should cease to be given by giving notice to the responsible medical officer that the certificate given under any of the sections mentioned in that subsection will not apply to the patient with effect from the time specified in the notice.

468.Section 249 provides the meanings of terms used in this Part.

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