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

Section 77: first mandatory review of compulsory treatment order

120.Subsections (1) and (2) of section 77 require the responsible medical officer of a patient who is subject to a compulsory treatment order to carry out an initial review. A compulsory treatment order lasts for six months and the first review must be carried out in the two months before the order is due to expire. The responsible medical officer must comply with the requirements of subsection (3).

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