Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 1999

The purpose of this Act of the Scottish Parliament is to add public safety to the grounds for not discharging certain patients detained under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984; to provide for appeal against the decision of the sheriff on applications by these patients for their discharge; and to amend the definition of 'mental disorder' in that Act.

Author: 
The Scottish Parliament
Publisher: 
The Queen's Printer for Scotland
Published: 
1999
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