Mental health act review announced

20 March 2019 – Holyrood News

Scottish mental health legislation to be reviewed
19 March 2019 – BBC News

Scotland’s Mental Health Minister, Clare Haughey, has announced that legislation designed to reduce compulsory detention and treatment, is to be reviewed.

In a statement to MSPs, mental health minister Clare Haughey said the 2003 Mental Health Act would need to be updated to ensure a human rights approach is used.

In particular, when a person is judged to have incapacity and forced to have treatment is to be reviewed, to complement work already under way on the law surrounding such decisions.

Source (Holyrood News)

Source (BBC News)

Ed. Glad this is being updated.

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