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

Section 161: application to Tribunal by responsible medical officer

304.Section 161 sets out the information that must be included in an application to the Tribunal by the responsible medical officer for an order varying a compulsion order. It also gives power to the Scottish Ministers to make provision by regulations for other documentation to be sent with the application.

305.The 2004 Order amends into the section a requirement that the Tribunal be advised when the mental health officer disagrees that the application is required, of the reasons for that view.

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