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

Section 301: absconding etc. by patients subject to compulsory treatment order

605.Section 301 provides that patients who are subject to a compulsory treatment order which authorises detention in hospital or which imposes a requirement that the patient resides at a specified address or has to notify a change of address, and who absconds or fails to comply with any condition or requirement in the order, is liable to be taken into custody and made subject to the provisions of section 303.

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