Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: guidance for General Practice

Revised guidance to reflect developments in policy, practice and legislation both in the overall context of adult support and protection and in day-to-day activity. It provides information and detail to support practical application of the 2007 Act for GPs and staff in General Practice.


In some circumstances you may not have to comply with all of the rights and obligations usually applied – this is where there are circumstances which qualify for exemptions. The UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 set out what these circumstances might be and when exemptions may apply.

Note: You should not routinely rely on exemptions; you should consider them on a case-by-case basis.



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