Learning disability in mental health law – review

The Scottish Government made a commitment to review the place of learning disability and autism within the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

As the first stage, the Government has asked the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland and the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability to undertake a small-scale scoping study to identify:

  • which issues the review should consider
  • who should be involved
  • how the review should be conducted.

More information, including a discussion document and consultation questions can be viewed on the Mental Welfare Commission website.