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The Mental Health (Prescribed Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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These Regulations are made under the following provisions of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984:—

(i) (a) Section 58 as read with section 86, and

(b)the following provisions of the Act which require forms to be prescribed:—

  • Section 18(1) and (2)

  • Section 30(3)

  • Section 31B(2)(1)

  • Section 35 B(6) and (7)(2)

  • Section 35C(5)

  • Section 35D(3)

  • Section 35E(6)

  • Section 35G(6)

  • Section 35H(1)

  • Section 37(1) and (3)

  • Section 47(3)

  • Section 48B(2)

  • Section 74(9) and (12)(3)

  • Section 88(1), and

(ii) (a) Section 96(2), and

(b)the following provisions referring to certificates in such form as may be prescribed:—

  • Section 97

  • Section 98(3)(a)

  • Section 98(3)(b).


Section 31B was inserted by the Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1995 (c. 52), “the 1995 Act”, section 5(2).


Sections 35B, 35C, 35D, 35E, 35G, and 35H were inserted by the 1995 Act, section 4(1).


Section 74 was substituted by the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 (c. 9), section 4(3).

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