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

Section 155: mental health officer’s duties: extension and variation of compulsion order

295.Section 155 sets out the duties of the mental health officer on being notified by the responsible medical officer that an application is going to be made to the Tribunal for the extension and variation of the compulsion order. The duties are similar to those set out in section 147, with the addition in subsection (4) of the duty to inform the patient of the details of the variation of the order proposed.

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