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

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63Application for compulsory treatment order

(1)An application to the Tribunal for a compulsory treatment order may be made by, and only by, a mental health officer.

(2)An application—

(a)shall specify—

(i)the measures that are sought in relation to the patient in respect of whom the application is made;

(ii)any medical treatment, community care services, relevant services or other treatment, care or service specified in the proposed care plan by virtue of section 62(5)(j) of this Act; and

(iii)where it is proposed that the order should authorise measures other than the detention of the patient in hospital, the name of the hospital the managers of which should have responsibility for appointing the patient’s responsible medical officer; and

(b)shall be accompanied by the documents that are mentioned in subsection (3) below.

(3)Those documents are—

(a)the mental health reports;

(b)the report prepared under section 61 of this Act; and

(c)the proposed care plan,

relating to the patient.

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