there are several pieces of law that ensure people with a mental
illness, learning disability or related condition get appropriate
treatment and have their rights respected.
Welfare Commission has duties under the Mental
Health (Care & Treatment)(Scotland) Act
2003 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
We monitor the acts to see how the law is being used. We also help
professionals, service users and carers to understand the law and
put it into practice.
solicitors, so we can't give legal advice. But we can help by
looking at how best to apply legal and ethical principles to
individuals' care and treatment.