Mental Health and Incapacity Legislation (Review)

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

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I assure Daniel Johnson that I want the voice of people with lived experiences to be at the heart of the review. I understand his concern, as there is often a crossover between mental health legislation and adults with incapacity legislation. Although it does not affect everyone who comes into contact with mental health services, there is sometimes a crossover in the legislation and sometimes also a crossover with adult support and protection legislation. We are trying to make the system easier to navigate both for people who are subject to the legislation and for the health and social care professionals who look after them. I take on board what Mr Johnson has said and hope that he will take my reassurance that I want the voice of lived experience to be at the heart of the review.