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Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015

New section 17D

160.Section 17D provides that where a decision has been made under section 17B (mentally disordered offender (restricted patient): victim’s right to make representation), if the victim has asked for information about a decision to be given under section 17D then the Scottish Ministers must provide it (even although the Ministers are not required to do so under section 16A) unless there are exceptional circumstances which make it inappropriate to do so.

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