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Section 47 certificate of incapacity

Published: 11 Dec 2020
Last updated: 11 Dec 2020 - see all updates

Certificate to provide medical treatment (such as the COVID-19 vaccine) to adults lacking capacity, along with accompanying guidance.

Published:
11 Dec 2020
Section 47 certificate of incapacity

This section 47 certificate must be completed by a doctor or other authorised healthcare professional in order to provide non-emergency treatment (such as the COVID-19 vaccine) to an adult who lacks capacity to give or refuse consent.

It should be completed following assessment and provides evidence that the treatment complies with the principles of the Adults with Incapacity Act and associated code of practice.

The accompanying guidance describes the responsibility to consult with guardians, attorneys and interveners before giving treatment.

Further information

Read more about medical treatment under the Adults with Incapacity Act at the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland website.

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Contact

Email: awireform.queries@gov.scot
Telephone: 0300 244 4000

First published: 11 Dec 2020 Last updated: 11 Dec 2020 -