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Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 48: Transfer from specified unit
New section 218A

133.Section 48 inserts section 218A into the 2003 Act. Patients subject to compulsion and restriction orders (COROs), hospital directions or transfer for treatment directions, can be subject to an order or direction specifying a hospital unit rather than a hospital. New section 218A allows hospital managers to transfer a patient who is subject to an order specifying a hospital unit, to another unit within the same hospital, but only if the Scottish Ministers consent to that transfer. Again, hospital unit is defined as meaning any part of the hospital treated as a separate unit.

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