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

Hospital managers’ duties

87.Section 46 requires the relevant hospital managers to give notice of the granting of a short-term detention certificate to the persons listed in subsection (2). Where a patient subject to a short-term detention certificate does not already have a responsible medical officer, the managers of the hospital in which the patient is detained must also appoint an approved medical practitioner to act as the patient’s responsible medical officer. This duty is imposed by section 230 (see paragraphs 419 to 421 of these Notes).

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