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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 74 – Mental Health Act 1983: repeal of power to return patients absent from hospital etc.

173.This section repeals sections 88 and 128 of the Mental Health Act 1983, insofar as they extend to Scotland, in relation to the taking into custody in Scotland of persons who have absconded from England and Wales, and the offence of inducing or assisting a patient detained in England and Wales under the Mental Health Act 1983 to abscond. These powers are now provided for by way of sections 309 and 316 of the 2003 Act.

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