Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

24Provision of services and accommodation for certain mothers with post-natal depression
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(1)A Health Board shall provide for any woman who—

(a)is the mother or adoptive mother of a child less than one year old;

(b)cares for the child;

(c)is not likely to endanger the health or welfare of the child; and

(d)has been admitted to hospital, whether voluntarily or not, for the purposes of receiving treatment for post-natal depression,

such services and accommodation as are necessary to ensure that the woman is able, if she wishes, to care for the child in hospital.

(2)Each Health Board shall collaborate with other Health Boards to whatever extent is necessary to fulfil its duty under subsection (1) above.