Mental health and disability law

CSO Research Strategy 2014

The Chief Scientist Office published its Health Research Strategy for consultation. 

The Society's Privacy Law Committee also responded to the above paper. 

Consultation On Draft Regulations Relating To The Care Act 2014

A consultation to seek views on the draft regulations relating to the Care Act 2014 on cross-border placements, dispute resolutions and provider failure.

Carers legislation - consultation on proposals

A consultation on proposed legislative measures to further support carers and young carers in Scotland.

A consultation on proposals for a Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

This consultation paper seeks views on proposals for a draft Mental Health Bill. This draft Bill brings forward changes to improve the operation of the 2003 Act - notably in relation to 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

Draft General Comment on Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

PE01494: Mental Health Legislation

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 to ensure that it is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.