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Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 1999

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3Meaning of “mental disorder”

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(a)section 1(2) (interpretation) of the 1984 Act, in the definition of “mental disorder”; and

(b)sections 18(2)(a), 35B(8), 37(3)(a)(i), 70(5), 83 and 88(1) of the 1984 Act and sections 58(7) and 59A(3)(b) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46),

after “illness” there is inserted “(including personality disorder)”.

(2)The amendment made by subsection (1)(a) above has effect, for the purposes of sections 64(A1), 66(1A), 68(2A) and 74(1B) of the 1984 Act, as from 1st September 1999.

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