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

Section 186: Commission’s power to require Scottish Ministers to make reference to Tribunal

335.Section 186 gives power to the Commission to require the Scottish Ministers to refer the compulsion order and restriction order to which a patient is subject to the Tribunal, if the Commission considers that such a reference is appropriate. The Commission must notify the Scottish Ministers of this requirement in writing and include its reasons for making the request.

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