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Publication - Consultation Paper

Implementation of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015: consultation, part 2

Published: 25 Jul 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786523686

Second consultation on the implementation of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 focusing on cross-border transfer regulations, regulations relating to absconding patients and transitional and savings provisions.

30 page PDF

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30 page PDF

339.9kB

Contents
Implementation of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015: consultation, part 2
Responding to this consultation paper

30 page PDF

339.9kB

Responding to this consultation paper

We are inviting responses to this consultation by 17 October 2016

Please respond to this consultation online at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/mental-health-law/mental-health-act-part-2. You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the close date.

If you are unable to respond online, please complete the Respondent Information Form (see "Handling your Response" below) and send to:

The Scottish Government
Area 3-ER, St Andrews House
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Handling your response

If you respond using Citizen Space, you will be automatically directed to the Respondent Information Form at the start of the questionnaire. This will let us know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public.

If you are unable to respond via Citizen Space, please complete and return the Respondent Information Form as this will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published, we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

Next steps in the process

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http://consult.scotland.gov.uk. If you use Citizen Space to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to:

The Scottish Government
Area 3-ER, St Andrews House
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Contact

Email: Eleanor Stanley, mentalhealthlaw@gov.scot