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

Section 156: responsible medical officer’s duty to apply for extension and variation of compulsion order

296.Section 156 imposes a duty on the responsible medical officer to apply to the Tribunal for the extension and variation of a compulsion order, where that officer is satisfied that it will be necessary for the patient to be subject to the order and that the measures authorised by it should be varied.

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