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

Duty to give advice

23.Section 9 establishes a duty on the Commission to provide advice where the Scottish Ministers, a local authority, a Health Board, the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care or the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman has referred a matter regarding the 2003 Act to it with the Commission’s agreement.

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