Scottish coronavirus guidance. Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, 'Covid-19 Mental Welfare Commission Advice Note' (v22, 29/1/21)

— The main changes are stated to be: (a) Updated: 2.2 Human rights of care home residents; (b) New: 4.1 Does the recent High Court decision in England that a MHA medical examination needs to be face-to-face mean that this is also the case in Scotland? - replaces item specific to extending CCTOs; (c) Updated: 4.2 Second report for CTO application; (d) Updated: 4.6 MHA and AWI assessments and examinations by video technology or by telephone; (e) New: 4.17 MHO access to interview a resident in a care home in a level 4 area; (f) Updated: 6.9 Visiting to and from residential settings other than care homes; (g) New: 9.12 Face coverings, communication and exemptions; (h) Updated: 11.3 Learning disability – new resources about vaccination.
Full details available at: https://www.mentalhealthlaw.co.uk/Mental_Welfare_Commission_for_Scotland,_%27Covid-19_Mental_Welfare_Commission_Advice_Note%27_(v22,_29/1/21)?id=290121-2235