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

Section 201: appeal to Tribunal against variation of conditions imposed on conditional discharge

361.Section 201 allows the patient and the patient’s named person to appeal to the Tribunal against any variation imposed by the Scottish Ministers under section 200(2). The appeal must be lodged with the Tribunal within 28 days of the notice being given under section 200(3).

362.Subsection (3) provides that the Tribunal will treat an appeal under this section as an application for conditional discharge. Section 193 therefore applies and the Tribunal has the options that are available under that section.

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