Adults with Incapacity Emergency Legislation Commencement Consideration Group


The working group is established to provide members with the opportunity to share, from their organisational viewpoints, evidence as to the effective continued operation of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 during the coronavirus pandemic and whether there appears to be 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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