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Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015

New section 17C

159.Section 17C provides that representations in relation to decisions under section 193 of the Mental Health Act, made under section 17B(5)(b), may be made orally or in writing. Any other representations made under section 17B (regarding first grant of unescorted suspension of detention or imposing, altering or removing any conditions of discharge) must be made in writing. All representations under that section must reflect how the decision will impact on the victim or the victim’s family. Section 17C(2) makes provision for the Scottish Ministers to issue guidance as to how representations, whether written or oral, should be made.

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