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

Section 287: information

570.Section 287 empowers the Scottish Ministers to require a patient’s responsible medical officer to provide them with such information as they specify, for the purposes of carrying out functions exercisable by the Scottish Ministers under the provisions of the 2003 Act and the 1995 Act mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the section.

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