Adults with Incapacity Emergency Legislation Commencement Consideration Group


This group is no longer active.


The group was established to provide members with the opportunity to share  evidence as to the effective continued operation of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 during the coronavirus pandemic.

It was also established to consider  whether there was a need for the commencement of temporary measures contained in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 in relation to the expiry of guardianship orders and s.47 certificates for medical treatment.


Chair – Scottish Government Deputy Director, Mental Health

Representatives from:

  • Mental Welfare Commission
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service 
  • Social Work Scotland
  • Law Society of Scotland
  • The Office of the Public Guardian 
  • The Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Scottish Government policy
  • Scottish Government legal


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