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

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213Reference to Tribunal by Scottish Ministers

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(1)This section applies where a patient is subject to—

(a)a hospital direction; or

(b)a transfer for treatment direction.

(2)If—

(a)during the period of 2 years ending with the relevant day—

(i)no reference under section 210(3) or 211(2) of this Act has been made to the Tribunal; and

(ii)no application under section 214(2) of this Act has been made to the Tribunal; and

(b)during each period of 2 years ending with the anniversary, in every year thereafter, of the relevant day—

(i)no reference such as is mentioned in paragraph (a)(i) above or, subject to subsection (3) below, under this subsection has been made to the Tribunal; and

(ii)no application such as is mentioned in paragraph (a)(ii) above has been made to the Tribunal,

the Scottish Ministers shall make a reference to the Tribunal in respect of the direction to which the patient is subject.

(3)The Scottish Ministers shall, in considering, under subsection (2)(b)(i) above, whether a reference has been made to the Tribunal during any 2 year period, leave out of account any reference made under subsection (2) above during the first year of that 2 year period.

(4)Where a reference is made under subsection (2) above, the Scottish Ministers shall, as soon as practicable, give notice that a reference is to be made to the persons mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (g) of section 210(4) of this Act.

(5)A reference under subsection (2) above shall state—

(a)the name and address of the patient;

(b)the name and address of the patient’s named person; and

(c)the reason for making the reference.

(6)In subsection (2) above, the “relevant day” means the day which falls 2 years after the day on which the direction is made.

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