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

Section 244: Scottish Ministers’ power to make provision in relation to treatment for certain informal patients

461.Section 244 enables the Scottish Ministers to make regulations setting out the conditions to be satisfied before types of medical treatment set out in the regulations can be given to informal patients (i.e. patients to whom the giving of medical treatment is not authorised by the 2003 Act or the 1995 Act) under 16 years of age.

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