- (a) the rights and powers of a parent of a patient who is a child or young person are vested in a local authority by virtue of section 16 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968; or
- (b) a patient who is a child or young person is in the care of a local authority by virtue of a care order made under the Children Act 1989,
§ the authority shall be deemed to be the nearest relative of the patient in preference to any person except the patient's husband or wife (if any).'.".'.
§ No. 351, in page 146, line 46, at end insert—