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. Stage 1 of the Bill was completed on March 12, 2015 and the motion agreeing the general principles of the Bill was passed by Parliament.

Stage 1

The Committee held their final oral evidence session on December 2, taking evidence from Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health. The official report for the Committee meeting on December 2, 2014 is available on the Scottish Parliament website.

The Scottish Parliament published its Stage 1 Report on January 30, 2015. The Government provided its response to the report on March 27, 2015.

The Stage 1 Debate was held on March 12, 2015 and you can access what was said at the debate on the Scottish Parliament website.

Stage 2

The first day of Stage 2 is expected to take place at the Health and Sport Committee's meeting on May 19, 2015.