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

54Certificate under section 53: revocation

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(1)Subsection (2) below applies where a certificate is granted under section 53(1) of this Act in respect of a patient.

(2)If the patient’s responsible medical officer is satisfied that it is necessary—

(a)in the interests of the patient; or

(b)for the protection of any other person,

that the certificate be revoked, the responsible medical officer may revoke the certificate.

(3)Where a responsible medical officer revokes a certificate under subsection (2) above, the responsible medical officer shall, as soon as practicable after doing so, give notice of the revocation to—

(a)the patient;

(b)the patient’s named person;

(c)the mental health officer;

(d)if the certificate includes a condition such as is mentioned in section 53(4)(a) of this Act, any person authorised in accordance with that condition; and

(e)the Commission.