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

Section 288: payments to persons in hospital to meet personal expenses

571.Section 288 empowers the Scottish Ministers to pay a patient such amounts as they consider appropriate in relation to the patient’s occasional personal expenses, where the patient, has been admitted to a hospital and is receiving treatment there primarily for mental disorder, and where it appears to the Scottish Ministers that the patient would otherwise not be able to meet the expenses in question.

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