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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
Scottish Government consultation process

30 page PDF

339.9kB

Scottish Government consultation process

Consultation is an essential part of the policy making process. It gives us the opportunity to get your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work.

You can find all our consultations online: http://consult.scotland.gov.uk. Each consultation details the issues under consideration, as well as a way for you to give us your views, either online, by email or by post.

Consultations may involve seeking views in a number of different ways, such as public meetings, focus groups, or other online methods such as Dialogue ( https://www.ideas.gov.scot/)

After a consultation is closed we publish all responses where we have been given permission to do so.

Responses will be analysed and used as part of the decision making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence. We will publish a report of this analysis for every consultation. Depending on the nature of the consultation exercise the responses received may:

  • indicate the need for policy development or review
  • inform the development of a particular policy
  • help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals
  • be used to finalise legislation before it is implemented

While details of particular circumstances described in a response to a consultation exercise may usefully inform the policy process, consultation exercises cannot address individual concerns and comments, which should be directed to the relevant public body.


Contact

Email: Eleanor Stanley, mentalhealthlaw@gov.scot