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

Continued existence of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

18.Section 4 introduces schedule 4 and along with the schedule makes provision for the continued existence of the Commission. It was originally established by the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960. Schedule 1 of the 2003 Act contains provisions as to the membership, organisation and general powers of the Commission and is discussed in detail in paragraphs 655 to 666 of the Notes.

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