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

Consent of mental health officer

68.The effect of subsections (3)(d) and (6) is that, where it is practicable to do so, the medical practitioner must consult and obtain the consent of a mental health officer before the proposed certificate is granted.

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