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The Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2017

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Victim’s right to information on offender subject to compulsion order: sections 16A to 16C of the 2003 Act

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6.—(1) Despite the commencement of section 55 of the Act, where paragraph (2) applies—

(a)section 16A(2) of the 2003 Act has no effect; and

(b)provided that it is reasonably practicable for them to do so, the Scottish Ministers must give the information about O (as defined in section 16A(1) of the 2003 Act) described in paragraph (3) to the person mentioned in section 16A(1)(c) of the 2003 Act.

(2) This paragraph applies where—

(a)the circumstances set out in section 16A(1)(a) to (d) apply; and

(b)the compulsion order or the restriction order referred to in section 16A(1)(b) ceased to have effect before the appointed day.

(3) The following information is to be given—

(a)that the compulsion order to which O was subject was revoked before the appointed day and that revocation is final;

(b)that the restriction order to which O was subject was revoked before the appointed day and that revocation is final; or

(c)where neither sub-paragraph (a) nor sub-paragraph (b) applies, that O died before the appointed day and the date of O’s death.

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