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

Section 152: further review: responsible medical officer’s duty to extend compulsion order

292.Section 152 places a duty on the responsible medical officer to extend a compulsion order for 12 months, where the officer is satisfied that it will continue to be necessary for the patient to be subject to the order but the order need not be varied. The responsible medical officer need not apply to the Tribunal although the extension may be reviewed by the Tribunal in the circumstances set out in section 165.

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