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Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015

Amendment to section 264 and 268

49.Section 14 amends sections 264 and 268 of the 2003 Act to introduce a new requirement for a report by a medical practitioner to accompany an application to the Tribunal under those sections for an order declaring that a patient is being detained in conditions of excessive security and requiring the Health Board to identify a hospital in which the patient could be detained in appropriate conditions. The report must state that, in the practitioner’s opinion, the test set out in regulations is met in relation to the patient, and set out the reasons for that opinion. The regulations referred to are those made under section 271A of the 2003 Act, inserted by section 16 of the Act.

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