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Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

This is the text of the Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, as passed by the House of Commons and introduced in the House of Lords on 26th July 1999.


Explanatory Notes to the Bill, provided by the Scottish Office, with the consent of Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld, the Peer in charge of the Bill, are being published separately as HL Bill 89- EN.
Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill
1.Property of former patients.
2.Citation, commencement and extent.





Authorise hospital managers to continue to hold, expend and dispose of the property of persons to whom section 94(1) of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 no longer applies.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Property of former patients.     1. In section 94 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 (powers of hospital managers in relation to property of patients), after subsection (3) insert-
    "(3A) The managers of a hospital may continue to-
    (a) hold money (and receive interest accruing thereon) and valuables on behalf of a person in pursuance of subsection (1) of this section, and
    (b) expend the money or dispose of the valuables in pursuance of subsection (3) of this section,
  despite the person ceasing to be liable to be detained in the hospital under this Act or in receipt of treatment for mental disorder as a patient in the hospital."
Citation, commencement and extent.     2. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1999.
      (2) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the date on which it is passed.
      (3) This Act extends only to Scotland.

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