Call for responses to proposals for a Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

7th January 2014

The Scottish Government are inviting responses to ‘A Consultation on draft proposals for a Mental Health (Scotland) Bill’ to bring forward changes to improve the operation of the 2003 Act.

The consultation is on proposed changes to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, and relate to issues including named persons, advance statements, medical matters and suspension of detention. In addition the draft Bill makes provision for a Victim Notification Scheme for victims of Mentally Disordered Offenders. The proposed changes are a result of the earlier ‘McManus Review’ of 2009.

This consultation runs until 25th March 2014, after which the Scottish Government will review the responses received. It is then planned that the draft Bill will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament before the 2014 summer recess.

For more information on how to submit a written response download A Consultation on draft proposals for a Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

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