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Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 17: Section 16: exercise of powers before commencement

62.Section 17 allows regulations to be made under section 271A of the 2003 Act (introduced by section 16 of the Act) before that section comes into force. The regulations may not come into force before section 16(5) of the Act comes into force.

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