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

Section 208: responsible medical officer’s duty to keep directions under review

371.Section 208 provides that the responsible medical officer is under a continuing duty to keep a hospital direction or a transfer for treatment direction to which the patient is subject under review. Where the responsible medical officer considers that the direction should be revoked, the officer must submit a report to the Scottish Ministers containing a recommendation to that effect. This section closely mirrors section 207.

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