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

Section 176: medical treatment: failure to attend

324.Section 176 makes provision for breach of a compulsion order where the patient fails to attend for medical treatment. It applies the provisions in section 112 with regard to compulsory treatment orders to compulsion orders but with certain minor modifications (see paragraph 157 of these Notes).

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