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

Chapter 1: preliminary
Section 181: mental health officer’s duty to identify named person

329.Section 181 provides that as soon as practicable after a compulsion order combined with a restriction order is made, the patient’s mental health officer must take reasonable steps to find out the name and address of the patient’s named person.

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