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Section 53A — Powers of Tribunal on application under section 52: interim compulsory treatment order

Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 12:00 pm on 19th March 2003.

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Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative 12:00 pm, 19th March 2003

Group 20 relates to the time limit for determining applications for compulsory treatment orders in a special case. Amendment 345 is grouped with amendment 754.

Photo of Mary Mulligan Mary Mulligan Labour

Amendment 754 seeks to introduce a new section that will provide that, where a patient is detained under section 56, following short-term detention and the making of an application to the tribunal, the tribunal must either grant an interim compulsory treatment order or determine the application before the five-day period of detention expires. Amendment 345 will insert a reference to that new section in section 53A, which provides the tribunal with a power to grant interim compulsory treatment orders.

I move amendment 345.

Amendment 345 agreed to.

Amendment 346 moved—[Mrs Mary Mulligan]—and agreed to.