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

Section 222: certificate under section 221: revocation by responsible medical officer

405.Section 222 sets out the power of the responsible medical officer to revoke a certificate granted under section 221 where it is necessary in the interests of the patient or to protect any other person. As soon as practicable after revoking the certificate, the responsible medical officer must notify the patient, the Scottish Ministers and, where applicable, the person authorised for the purposes of section 221(6)(a) (in whose charge the patient is to be kept).

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