Mental health and disability law

Draft General Comment on Article 12 of the Convention - Equal Recognition before the Law

Mental Capacity Act 2005

The House of Lords has established a Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The terms of reference of the inquiry ask the committee to "consider and report on the Mental Capacity Act 2005".

Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Guardians etc. by Local Authorities)(Scotland) Regulations 2002: A Consultation on Proposed Changes

To amend the regulations relating to the frequency of local authority guardianship supervision visits.

Consultation on Independent Advocacy - Guide for Commissioners

Advocacy has an important role to play in supporting people to express their views. This consultation seeks view on a revision to the Guide for Commissioners, last published in 2010. The guide has been updated to reflect Commissioner's statutory responsibilities for the provision of independent advocacy.

Draft Self-directed Support (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2013

A public consultation on draft regulations to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.

Draft Carers (Waiving of Charges for Support) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

A public consultation on draft regulations on Carers (Waiving of Charges for Support) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.

Delegation of Local Authority Functions: Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Scotland) Act 2003 and Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

This consultation seeks views with regards to the delegation of functions in 2 specific areas, these being Mental Health Officer (MHO) functions under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, and Local Authority (LA) functions under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 required in relation to the health and social care integration proposals.