Consultation on Proposals for an Offence of Wilful Neglect or Ill-Treatment in Health and Social Care Settings
This consultation document outlines and invites views on the Scottish Government's proposals for a new criminal offence of wilful neglect or ill-treatment in health and social care settings.
Wilful Neglect/Ill-treatment Consultation
1. This consultation outlines and invites views on the Scottish Government's proposals for a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect of those receiving care or treatment in health and social care settings.
2. The Scottish Government's proposal is to create an offence which is similar to those that presently exist in relation to mental health patients and adults with incapacity. The proposed offence would cover the wilful neglect or ill-treatment of anyone receiving care or treatment in a range of care services.
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