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Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 13: Treatment time guarantee: key terms

37.This section defines the key terms referred to in sections 8 to 12, including specifying that the maximum waiting time for eligible patients for an agreed treatment is 12 weeks. The period of 12 weeks runs from the date on which the patient agrees the treatment to the date on which the treatment begins.

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