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

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Absconding by certain other patients

310Regulations as to absconding by other patients

(1)Regulations may provide as to—

(a)the circumstances in which patients—

(i)who are subject to any of the orders or directions mentioned in subsection (3) below; and

(ii)who abscond or fail to comply with requirements imposed on them by virtue of the orders or directions to which they are subject or otherwise by virtue of this Act or the 1995 Act,

are to be liable to be taken into custody by specified persons;

(b)the steps which may be taken by those persons upon their taking those patients into custody; and

(c)the effect (whether upon the orders or directions to which those patients are subject or otherwise) of such absconding or failure.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) above may include provision—

(a)requiring patients' responsible medical officers to notify—

(i)specified courts;

(ii)the Commission;

(iii)the Scottish Ministers,

of such absconding or failure;

(b)authorising the use of reasonable force in the exercise of the powers conferred by virtue of subsection (1) above to take patients into custody and to take the steps referred to in that subsection;

(c)for—

(i)the review of those orders and directions; and

(ii)the authorisation of measures additional to or different from those authorised by them,

in consequence of such absconding or failure;

(d)corresponding to section 309 of this Act and any regulations which may be made under that section.

(3)The orders referred to in subsection (1) above are—

(a)assessment orders;

(b)treatment orders;

(c)temporary compulsion orders made under section 54(1)(c) of the 1995 Act;

(d)interim compulsion orders; and

(e)compulsion orders,

and the directions there referred to are hospital directions and transfer for treatment directions.

(4)In this section, “specified” means specified in the regulations.

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