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

Section 318: false statements

630.Section 318 makes it an offence for a person to knowingly make a false statement in a written document which is an application under the 2003 Act, one accompanying such an application or any other document which must be made, prepared or sent or given for a purpose of the Act.

631.Documents that are exempt from this provision are documents produced by the patient nominating a named person or declaring that someone is not to be a named person, and also an advance statement.

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