Short Life Mental Health Legislation Commencement Consideration Group


This group is no longer active.

The short life working group was established to provide members with the opportunity to share, from their organisational viewpoints, evidence as to the effective continued operation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Scotland Act 2003 during the coronavirus pandemic and whether there appears to be a need for the commencement of temporary measures to ease difficulties in complying with the current legislation.


  • Mental Welfare Commission
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland
  • Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service 
  • Social Work Scotland
  • Scottish Government


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