Mental Health Act consultation

A consultation on the implementation of the The Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 is running until 30th May.

It covers several topics, including the changes to the named person provisions and secondary legislation regarding conflict of interests at certain medical examinations.

The 2015 Act makes amendments to the operation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and to the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 in relation to the treatment of mentally disordered offenders.

It also creates a new victim information and representation scheme for victims of some mentally disordered offenders.

For more information about the consultation, and the Act itself – visit the Scottish Government consultation website.