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

Section 43: effect of an emergency detention certificate on a compulsory treatment order

80.Section 43 deals with the situation where a patient is already subject to a compulsory treatment order (see Part 7) when an emergency detention certificate is granted. Subsection (2) provides that the measures authorised by the order are suspended for the period that the patient is subject to the emergency detention certificate. The order itself continues to subsist, however, and (provided it still has time to run) revives once the emergency detention certificate expires; and operates as it did before suspension. Subsection (3) provides that any medical treatment which was authorised by the compulsory treatment order may continue to be given during the period for which the emergency detention certificate is in force.

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