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(1)This section applies to—
(a)the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland,
(b)the Care Commission,
(c)the Public Guardian,
(e)chief constables of police forces,
(f)the relevant Health Board, and
(g)any other public body or office-holder as the Scottish Ministers may by order specify.
(2)The public bodies and office-holders to which this section applies must, so far as consistent with the proper exercise of their functions, co-operate with—
(a)a council making inquiries under section 4, and
where such co-operation is likely to enable or assist the council making those inquiries.
(3)Where a public body or office-holder to which this section applies knows or believes—
(a)that a person is an adult at risk, and
(b)that action needs to be taken (under this Part or otherwise) in order to protect that person from harm,
the public body or office-holder must report the facts and circumstances of the case to the council for the area in which it considers the person to be.
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