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Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015

Amendment of section 53B

128.Section 45 of the Act provides a power for the court to direct that, if it is appropriate to do so, the offender be admitted to a different hospital, specified by direction. If that is done, section 32(2)(c) provides that this is to have the same effect as if the hospital specified in the direction were the hospital specified in the ICO.

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