Consultation on the implementation of certain sections of the Mental Health Act (Scotland) 2015 and Associated regulations (Part 1).

First consultation on the implementation of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 and associated secondary legislation. It focuses on implementation of named persons, advance statements, conflict of interest regulations and safeguards for certain informal patients regulations.

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

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

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