December 2015

Apologies (S) Bill amendments

Following the submission of our stage 1 report in October, this month we proposed two amendments to be tabled at stage 2 of the bill.  The amendments supported our main concerns that we highlighted in previous briefings, specifically to  exempt the use of an apology in any medical negligence related proceedings, and to exempt an apology given in accordance with the duty of candour as set out within the Health, (Tobacco, Nicotine etc, and care) (Scotland) Bill.

The amendments can be seen in full on the website