MWC new guidance: ‘Right to treat?’

3rd August 2011

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has published new guidance on situations where adults without capacity actively resist or refuse treatment for physical illness.

The MWC hope that the guidance will be helpful in deciding on appropriate and humane treatment for people who lack capacity and refuse to be treated. The guidance will not cover every situation, but the Commission are willing to give advice by telephone on specific situations if contacted direct.

The guidance is available to download from the MWC website.

The MWC can be contacted on 0131 313 8777.


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