Mental Health Law

Current Consultations


Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

The Mental Health (Scotland) Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. The Parliamentary Bureau has designated the Health and Sport Committee as the lead Committee for this Bill. The referral of the Bill to a lead Committee means that Stage 1 of the parliamentary process has begun.

Stage 1

The Committee is now taking oral evidence on the Bill. The official report for the Committee meeting on November 11, 2014 is available on the Scottish Parliament website. The Committee has invited the organisations listed below to give evidence at their meeting on November 18.

  • Victim Support Scotland
  • The Law Society of Scotland
  • Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Centre for Mental Health and Incapacity Law and Policy at Napier University
  • Faculty of Advocates
  • Legal Services Agency Mental Health Representation