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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act – an Overview

    1. Protection of Adults at Risk of Harm

      Part 1

      1. Introductory

        1. Section 1 – General principle on intervention in an adult’s affairs

        2. Section 2 – Principles for performing Part 1 functions

        3. Section 3 – Adults at risk

      2. Inquiries

        1. Section 4 – Council’s duty to make inquiries

        2. Section 5 – Co-operation

        3. Section 6 – Duty to consider importance of providing advocacy and other services

      3. Investigations

        1. Section 7 - Visits

        2. Section 8 – Interviews

        3. Section 9 – Medical examinations

        4. Section 10 – Examination of records

      4. Assessment orders

        1. Section 11 – Assessment orders

        2. Section 12 – Criteria for granting assessment orders

        3. Section 13 – Restriction on exercise of assessment order

      5. Removal orders

        1. Section 14 – Removal orders

        2. Section 15 – Criteria for granting removal order

        3. Section 16 – Right to move adult at risk

        4. Section 17 – Variation or recall of removal order

        5. Section 18 – Protection of moved person’s property

      6. Banning orders

        1. Section 19 – Banning orders

        2. Section 20 – Criteria for granting banning order

        3. Section 21 – Temporary banning orders

        4. Section 22 – Right to apply for banning order

        5. Section 23 - Banning orders: occupancy rights of adult at risk

        6. Section 24 – Variation or recall of banning order

        7. Section 25 – Powers of arrest

        8. Section 26 - Notification to adult at risk etc.

        9. Section 27 – Notification to police

        10. Section 28 - Arrest for breach of banning order

        11. Section 29 – Police duties after arrest

        12. Section 30 – Notification of detention

        13. Section 31 – Duty to keep record of detention

        14. Section 32 – Duty to bring detained person before sheriff

        15. Section 33 – Information to be presented to sheriff

        16. Section 34 – Criteria for authorising longer detention

      7. Protection orders and visits: supplementary

        1. Section 35 – Consent of adult at risk

        2. Section 36 – Visits: supplementary provisions

        3. Section 37 – Warrants for entry

        4. Section 38 – Criteria for granting warrants for entry: section 7 visits

        5. Section 39 – Duty to grant warrants for entry: removal orders

        6. Section 40 – Urgent cases

        7. Section 41 – Applications: procedure

      8. Adult Protection Committees

        1. Section 42 – Adult Protection Committees

        2. Section 43 – Membership

        3. Section 44 – Committee procedure

        4. Section 45 – Duty to provide information to the Committee

        5. Section 46 – Biennial Report

        6. Section 47 – Guidance

      9. Other provisions

        1. Section 48 – Code of practice

        2. Section 49 – Obstruction

        3. Section 50 – Offences by bodies corporate etc.

        4. Section 51 – Appeals

        5. Section 52 – Persons authorised to perform functions under this Part

        6. Section 53 – Interpretation of Part 1

    2. Adults With Incapacity

      Part 2

      1. Section 54 – Preliminary

      2. Section 55 - Applications and proceedings: sheriff to consider adult’s wishes and feelings

      3. Section 56 – Orders about incapable adults’ nearest relatives

      4. Section 57 – Powers of attorney

      5. Section 58 – Accounts and funds

        1. Purposes and application of Part

        2. Authority to take preliminary steps

        3. Authority to intromit

        4. Withdrawal certificates

        5. Joint and reserve withdrawers

        6. Variation of withdrawer’s authority

        7. Authority to transfer funds

        8. Applications: general

        9. Fundholders

        10. Withdrawers

        11. Duration etc. of authority

        12. Appeals

        13. Miscellaneous

        14. Interpretation

      6. Sections 59 and 60 – Intervention orders and guardianship orders

      7. Section 61- Power to obtain records

    3. Adult Support Etc.: Miscellaneous Amendments and Repeals

      Part 3

      1. Section 62 – Accommodation charges: removal of liability to maintain spouse and child etc.

      2. Section 63 – Direct payments: sub-delegation to councils

      3. Section 64 - Power to help incapable adults to benefit from social services etc

      4. Section 65 – Adjustments between councils in relation to social services etc.

      5. Section 66 – Application of Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968: persons outwith Scotland

      6. Section 67 – Public Guardian: interaction with courts

    4. Mental Health: Miscellaneous Amendments and Repeals

      Part 4

      1. Section 68 – Review of determination extending compulsory treatment order

      2. Section 69 - Compulsion orders: revocation

      3. Section 70 – Hospital directions and transfer for treatment directions: revocation

      4. Section 71 – Compulsory treatment orders and compulsion orders: cross-border transfer of patients etc.

      5. Section 72 – Cross-border visits: leave of absence

      6. Section 73 – Applications to the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland

      7. Section 74 – Mental Health Act 1983: repeal of power to return patients absent from hospital etc.

      8. Section 75 – Assessment orders: amendment of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

    5. Final Provisions

      Part 5

      1. Section 76 – Ancillary provisions

      2. Section 77 – Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

      3. Section 78 – Orders

      4. Section 79 – Commencement

      5. Section 80 – Short title

    6. Schedule 1 – Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Paragraph 1

      2. Paragraph 2

      3. Paragraph 3

      4. Paragraph 4

      5. Paragraph 5

      6. Paragraph 6

    7. Schedule 2 —Repeals

  3. Parliamentary History

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