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

The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c.49)

694.In paragraph 1, the 1968 Act is amended to reflect new provisions for local authorities under sections 25, 26, and 27, and the new definition for “mental health officer” to be found at section 32 of the 2003 Act.

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