7 August 2013
A reminder that we (and the Scottish
Government) consider that a section 47 certificate for medical
treatment does NOT give the authority to convey the adult to
If transfer to hospital appears necessary for an adult who lacks
capacity to decide on care and refuses admission, common law,
emergency detention or a warrant for removal could be used
depending on the circumstances. See our Right to
Treat guidance document for more on this.
For more on our concerns about medical treatment under part 5 of
the 2000 Act, read our recent report.