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Section 54 — Measures that may be authorised

Part of Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 12:30 pm on 19th March 2003.

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Photo of Mary Scanlon Mary Scanlon Conservative 12:30 pm, 19th March 2003

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People are fearful of ECT because of the potential side effects, such as memory loss. If a patient writes in an advance statement that they do not wish to have ECT, will the fact that the tribunal has only to have regard to the wishes and feelings of patients but retains flexibility in the interpretation of those wishes mean that the advance statement can be totally ignored?