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16/04/2014 Part 16 notes (.pdf, 567KB)

Our advice notes on giving medical treatment under Part 16 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003. This document is currently under review. Any comments on its content should be emailed to -

Publication, Professionals, Consent to treatment, Advice Notes
26/06/2017 SIDMA and eating disorder guide (.pdf, 209KB)

Our guidance on significantly impaired decision making ability (SIDMA) and individuals with eating disorders. This document was reviewed in Spring 2017 in light of changes to the Mental Health Act. We found no changes were required.

Publication, Good practice guidance, Consent to treatment, Eating disorder
25/01/2018 Placeholder image

Guidance to help mental health practitioners interpret the legal basis for treatment in line with best legal and ethical practice. This document was reviewed and updated to reflect key changes to the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015.

Publication, Consent to treatment, Good practice guidance, Adults with Incapacity (AWI)
Consent To Treatment 10-11 (.pdf, 10KB)

Professionals, Consent to treatment, Mental Health Act (MHA)
13/05/2013 Placeholder image

We have found a situation where the responsible medical officer consulted a designated medical practitioner (DMP) of his/her choice instead of contacting the Commission. The Commission appoints a DMP to provide an independent opinion on safeguarded treatment.

Consent to treatment, Mental Health Act (MHA), Commission Advice