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

Effect on pre-existing mental health orders

221.Section 52U provides that, should a person be made subject to an assessment order or a treatment order whilst subject to an interim compulsory treatment order or a compulsory treatment order, then the latter order is suspended while the person remains subject to the assessment order or treatment order.

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