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Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 171: powers of Tribunal on reference under section 162

319.Section 171 provides powers to the Tribunal on receiving a reference from the Commission under section 162, to vary or revoke the compulsion order. Before it makes any order, the Tribunal must give the persons listed in section 166(3) and any other person appearing to the Tribunal to have an interest the opportunity of making representations or leading or producing evidence.

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