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

Scope of consent or certificate under sections 235, 236, 238, 239 and 241

465.Section 247 provides that any consent or certificate given under section 235, 236, 238, 239 or 241 may relate to a plan of treatment which may involve one or more of the treatments specified, and may include a timescale for the administration of the treatments. For example, electro-convulsive therapy is usually given as a planned series of treatments. The consent or certificate in any case in which such therapy is to be given may relate to the whole of the proposed series of treatments, rather than to any individual instance of the treatment.

Section 248: sections 235, 236, 238, 239 and 241: review of treatment etc.

466.Section 248 provides that where a patient is given treatment under section 235, 236, 239 or 241, the responsible medical officer must report to the Commission on the treatment and on the patient’s condition at the times specified in paragraphs (a) or (b) of subsection (1).

467.Subsection (2) provides that the Commission may, at any time, direct that a form of treatment should cease to be given by giving notice to the responsible medical officer that the certificate given under any of the sections mentioned in that subsection will not apply to the patient with effect from the time specified in the notice.

468.Section 249 provides the meanings of terms used in this Part.

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