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Section 47 certificate of incapacity

Published: 15 Apr 2019

Certificate to provide medical treatment to someone under the Adults with Incapacity Act.

Published:
15 Apr 2019
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 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.

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