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Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020

Mental health: named person nomination

46.Section 250(2A) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”) provides that the nomination of a named person is only valid if a docket to the nomination states that the person nominated has consented to the nomination, the docket is signed by the nominated person, and the nominated person’s signature is witnessed by a prescribed person.

47.Paragraph 15 amends Section 250(2A) of the 2003 Act so that the nominated person’s signature will no longer require to be witnessed by a prescribed person.

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