Factsheet: Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
This factsheet is available in a downloadable PDF here.
Table of Contents
The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 was passed by the Scottish Parliament in March 2003 and came into effect in October 2005.
The new Act covers issues like:
- What your rights are
- When you can be taken into hospital against your will
- When you can be given treatment against your will
- Safeguards to make sure your rights are protected
List of Leaflets
The Scottish Executive produced a range of leaflets which provide detailed information on the Act and how it works. Please click on the links below to find out more.
Some of the above leaflets are available in a range of languages. Go to the website to find out more.
External websites related to Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
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- NHS Lothian Site
NHS Lothian Website