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


Section 205: mental health officer’s duty to identify named person

368.Section 205 provides that, as soon as practicable after a hospital direction or a transfer for treatment direction is made, the mental health officer must take reasonable steps to find out the name and address of the patient’s named person.

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