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Petition by W Hunter Watson  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE867  
Petition by W Hunter Watson calling for the Scottish Parliament to provide adequate safeguards against vulnerable adults being given, by surreptitious means, unwanted, unnecessary and potentially harmful medication.  
Petitioner: W Hunter Watson  
Number of signatures: 1  
Date lodged: 7 June 2005  
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE867  

8 September 2005 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Executive, Alzheimer Scotland, the Scottish Association for Mental Health and BMA Scotland. 

7 December 2005 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to write to the Deputy Minister for Health and Enable Scotland. 

3 May 2006 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to await the publication of the revised Code of Practice which accompanies Part 5 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 before considering what further action to take in relation to this petition. 

6 February 2007 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to seek an update from the Scottish Executive on the publication of the revised Code of Practice which accompanies Part 5 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. Link to Official Report - 6 February 2007 

2 October 2007 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to seek a further response to this petition from the Scottish Government and, in particular, on when the revised Code of Practice under Part 5 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 will be published and the impact it anticipates the revised code will have on other guidance material and national care standards. Link to Official Report - 2 October 2007 

15 January 2008 :   The Committee agreed to seek a response to the issues raised in the petition from the Scottish Government to establish whether it is satisfied that all medical, legal, human rights and ethical issues have been considered as part of its consideration of this matter. Link to Official Report 15 January 2008 

15 April 2008 :   The Committee agreed to close consideration of this petition on the grounds that an adequate framework with a revised Code of Practice under the Adults with Incapacity Act 2003 is now in place to address the concerns raised in the petition. Link to Official Report 15 April 2008 

 
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