Approved Medical Practitioners - Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act, 2003 Training Manual

Training material for Approved Medical Practitioners

List of Common Abbreviations

AMP - approved medical practitioners

CO - compulsion order

CORO - compulsion order with restriction order

CTO - Compulsory treatment order

ECT - electroconvulsive therapy

EDC - emergency detention certificate

NMD - neurosurgery for mental disorder

MHO - mental health officer

STDC - short-term detention certificate

TO - treatment order

The 1984 Act - The Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984

The 2003 Act - The Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this booklet is accurate at the time of publication, this cannot be guaranteed. If you have questions regarding the 2003 Act or its implementation, please contact the Mental Health Law team at the Scottish Executive, or the Mental Welfare Commission.

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