The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2005

Citation and interpretation

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2005.

(2) In this Order, “the Act” means the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Appointed days

2.  The provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 to this Order and whose subject matter is specified in column 2 of that Schedule shall come into force on 21st March 2005, but, where a particular purpose is specified in relation to any provision in column 3 of that Schedule, that provision shall come into force on that day only for that purpose.

3.  All the provisions of the Act shall, in so far as not then in force, come into force on 5th October 2005, with the exception of Chapter 3 of Part 17 (detention in conditions of excessive security).

4.  The provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of Schedule 2 to this Order and whose subject matter is specified in column 2 of that Schedule shall come into force on 6th January 2006 but, where a particular purpose is specified in relation to any provision in column 3 of that Schedule, that provision shall come into force on that day only for that purpose.

RHONA BRANKIN

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

17th March 2005