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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 89: Citation and commencement

408.Subsection (1) confirms the short title of the legislation, by which it will be commonly known.

409.Subsection (2) allows the Scottish Ministers to bring different parts of the legislation into force on different dates, by means of Orders which are not subject to any Parliamentary procedure.

410.Subsection (3) is a standard provision for commencement Orders under subsection (2) to make transitional provisions relating to existing statutory arrangements. Some transitional provisions are already included in schedule 4.

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