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


29.Section 14 allows a person authorised by the Commission (the “authorised person”), in the discharge of its functions (for example as part of a visit or an investigation) to interview patients or other appropriate persons in private. The section also requires the authorised person, when carrying out visits under section 13, to give patients the opportunity of a private interview.

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