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Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015

Amendment of section 127

34.Section 10 of the Act amends section 127 of the 2003 Act by providing that the maximum period of suspension of detention for a CTO may not exceed 200 days in any 12 month period; however, any period of suspension authorised by the RMO of 8 hours or less is not to be counted towards that total. For the purpose of calculation, any period of more than 8 hours and less than 24 hours is counted as one day towards the total period, whether it falls within one day or spans two days. The amendments made to section 127 will also apply to patients subject to a compulsion order (CO) by virtue of section 179 of the 2003 Act.

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