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

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Proceedings before Tribunal

193Powers of Tribunal on reference under section 185(1), 187(2) or 189(2) or application under section 191 or 192(2)

(1)This section applies where—

(a)an application is made under section 191 or 192(2) of this Act; or

(b)a reference is made under section 185(1), 187(2) or 189(2) of this Act.

(2)If the Tribunal is satisfied—

(a)that the patient has a mental disorder; and

(b)that, as a result of the patient’s mental disorder, it is necessary, in order to protect any other person from serious harm, for the patient to be detained in hospital, whether or not for medical treatment,

it shall make no order under this section.

(3)If the Tribunal is not satisfied that the patient has a mental disorder, the Tribunal shall make an order revoking the compulsion order.

(4)If the Tribunal—

(a)is satisfied that the patient has a mental disorder; but

(b)is not satisfied—

(i)that, as a result of the patient’s mental disorder, it is necessary, in order to protect any other person from serious harm, for the patient to be detained in hospital, whether or not for medical treatment; and

(ii)that the conditions mentioned in paragraphs (b) and (c) of section 182(4) of this Act continue to apply in respect of the patient,

it shall make an order revoking the compulsion order.

(5)If the Tribunal—

(a)is satisfied—

(i)that the conditions mentioned in section 182(4) of this Act continue to apply in respect of the patient; and

(ii)that it continues to be necessary for the patient to be subject to the compulsion order; but

(b)is not satisfied—

(i)that, as a result of the patient’s mental disorder, it is necessary, in order to protect any other person from serious harm, for the patient to be detained in hospital, whether or not for medical treatment; and

(ii)that it continues to be necessary for the patient to be subject to the restriction order,

it shall make an order revoking the restriction order.

(6)If the Tribunal—

(a)makes an order, under subsection (5) above, revoking the restriction order; and

(b)is satisfied that the compulsion order should be varied by modifying the measures specified in it,

it shall make an order varying the compulsion order in that way.

(7)If the Tribunal—

(a)is satisfied—

(i)that the conditions mentioned in section 182(4) of this Act continue to apply in respect of the patient; and

(ii)that it continues to be necessary for the patient to be subject to the compulsion order and the restriction order; but

(b)is not satisfied—

(i)that, as a result of the patient’s mental disorder, it is necessary, in order to protect any other person from serious harm, for the patient to be detained in hospital, whether or not for medical treatment; and

(ii)that it is necessary for the patient to be detained in hospital,

the Tribunal may make an order that the patient be conditionally discharged and impose such conditions on that discharge as it thinks fit.

(8)Before making a decision under this section the Tribunal shall—

(a)afford the persons mentioned in subsection (9) below the opportunity—

(i)of making representations (whether orally or in writing); and

(ii)of leading, or producing, evidence; and

(b)whether or not any such representations are made, hold a hearing.

(9)Those persons are—

(a)the patient;

(b)the patient’s named person;

(c)the patient’s primary carer;

(d)any guardian of the patient;

(e)any welfare attorney of the patient;

(f)any curator ad litem appointed by the Tribunal in respect of the patient;

(g)the Scottish Ministers;

(h)the patient’s responsible medical officer;

(i)the mental health officer; and

(j)any other person appearing to the Tribunal to have an interest.

(10)Nothing in section 102 (state hospitals) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29) prevents or restricts the detention of a patient in a state hospital as a result of a decision of the Tribunal not to make any order under this section.

194Tribunal’s powers etc. when varying compulsion order

Where the Tribunal makes an order under section 193(6) of this Act varying a compulsion order, the Tribunal shall specify in its order the modifications made by its order to the measures specified in the compulsion order.

195Deferral of conditional discharge

Where the Tribunal makes an order under section 193(7) of this Act conditionally discharging a patient, it may defer that discharge until such arrangements as appear to the Tribunal to be necessary for that purpose have been made.

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