Chapter 1 - Introduction
This is a consultation about the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015.
The Scottish Government wants to make some changes to the laws which say how mentally ill patients are treated. Some of these laws have already been changed, but we want to ask people some questions before we make more changes.
In this consultation, we will tell you about the changes we want to make, and ask for your views about them. This is the first of two consultations. There will be another one at a later date.
We want to make sure that the law protects the rights of service users and makes sure they are treated properly.
Responding to this consultation paper
We would like your answers to the questions in this consultation by 30 May 2016.
Please respond to this consultation online at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/mental-health-law/mental-health-act.
If you are unable to respond online, please complete the Respondent Information Form and send to:The Scottish Government
Area 3-ER, St Andrew's House
Email: Mental Health Law Team