The terms of reference for the independent review being led by John Scott QC have been published.
The principal aim of the review has been defined as:
“to improve the rights and protections of persons who may be subject to the existing provisions of mental health, incapacity or adult support and protection legislation as a consequence of having a mental disorder, and remove barriers to those caring for their health and welfare.”
The review will also involve consideration of what is required to achieve the highest attainable standard of mental health.
An interim report will be produced by May 2020, which will identify priorities and an overall timeline for the next stage of the review.
A final report will make recommendations for changes or improvements to mental health legislation.