Mental Health (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 in various respects; to make provision about mental health disposals in criminal cases; to make provision as to the rights of victims of crime committed by mentally-disordered persons; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

Scottish Government Bill

The Bill was passed by the Parliament on 24 June 2015.

Stage 1

Lead committee: Health and Sport

Dates considered by the lead committee:

    24 June 2014

    30 September 2014 (evidence)

    7 October 2014 (evidence)

    11 November 2014 (evidence)

    18 November 2014 (evidence)

    2 December 2014 (evidence)

    13 January 2015

    27 January 2015

Dates considered by other committees:

    5 August 2014, Delegated Powers and Law Reform

    6 August 2014, Finance

    7 October 2014, Delegated Powers and Law Reform

    28 October 2014, Delegated Powers and Law Reform

    16 December 2014, Delegated Powers and Law Reform

    20 January 2015, Delegated Powers and Law Reform

Stage 1 report by Health and Sport Committee

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee report on Bill at Stage 1

Link to Minute of Stage 1 proceedings

Link to Official Report of Stage 1 proceedings


After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 4 August 2015.

Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 asp 9

The following volume, published on 30 September 2016, contains all material relevant to the passage of the Bill:

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