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

Section 66: measures which may be authorised by a compulsory treatment order or an interim compulsory treatment order

111.A compulsory treatment order (or an interim compulsory treatment order) authorises the measures set out in it. The measures are drawn from the list in subsection (1) of section 66. The measures include detention of the patient in hospital and various measures which are delivered in the community. Whether or not the patient is in hospital, the compulsory treatment order may specify that the patient is to be given medical treatment in accordance with Part 16.

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