Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 - Scottish Statutory Instruments

The Committee will consider the following Scottish Statutory Instruments in relation to the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015: 

The Mental Health (Safeguards for Certain Informal Patients) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017 /Draft were laid on 12 May 2017, they have since been withdrawn.

Further information on Scottish Statutory Instrument is available at the attached link:  Guide to Scottish Statutory Instruments



On Friday 12 May the Committee issued a targeted call for views to all organisations on the Scottish Government’s Implementation Reference Group for the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015.  The organisations were asked:

  • Are you content with the proposals in these Scottish Statutory Instruments on the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 or are there issues that you would wish the Committee to raise with the Scottish Government during its scrutiny of the instruments?

Responses are requested by email to: [email protected]. Written submissions recieved are below:

The Committee considered these Affirmative Statutory Instruments at its meeting on Tuesday 13 June 2017 and published its report on the instruments on Thursday 15 June.

Following the Committee's consideration of the draft affirmatives the following instrument was withdrawn:

  • Mental Health (Absconding) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

At its meeting on 21 June 2017 the Parliament agreed that the remaining instruments be approved.

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