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

Provision of services and accommodation: children and young people

40.Where a patient under 18 is either detained in hospital under Parts 5 or 6 of this Act (that is, on the authority of an emergency detention certificate or a short-term detention certificate respectively) or has been admitted to hospital, whether voluntarily or not, to receive treatment, section 23 places a duty on Health Boards to provide services and accommodation sufficient to meet the young patient’s particular needs.

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