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

Section 302: absconding etc. by other patients

606.Section 302 applies the provisions of section 303 to patients who are subject to other orders or detention certificates, such as an emergency detention certificate, a short-term detention certificate or an interim compulsory treatment order, where they have absconded or otherwise failed to comply with a requirement or condition of the order or certificate.

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