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

Section 223: certificate under section 221: revocation by Scottish Ministers

406.Section 223 sets out the power of the Scottish Ministers to revoke a certificate granted under section 221 and have the patient returned to hospital. This power mirrors that of the responsible medical officer under section 222. The section also provides for notification of the revocation to be made.

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