- 11 Dec 2020
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.
The accompanying guidance describes the responsibility to consult with guardians, attorneys and interveners before giving treatment.
Read more about medical treatment under the Adults with Incapacity Act at the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland website.
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