Mental Health and Incapacity Legislation (Review)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 19th March 2019.

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Photo of Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson Labour

I remind the chamber that I am currently an out-patient with adult mental health services and have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder.

There may be some concern among the autistic community today, given that the review work on autism is being linked with incapacity, especially when many within that community are seeking a move away from the deficit model. Can the minister explain how the scope of the review will be managed between acute and chronic conditions and, importantly, on the point about the stakeholder-led nature of the review, confirm whether the review group for the review into learning disability and autism will include people with autism?