- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As enacted)
This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).
(1)It is the right of every patient that the health care received by the patient be as described in subsection (2).
(2)Health care is to—
(a)be patient focused: that is to say, anything done in relation to the patient must take into account the patient’s needs,
(b)have regard to the importance of providing the optimum benefit to the patient’s health and wellbeing,
(c)allow and encourage the patient to participate as fully as possible in decisions relating to the patient’s health and wellbeing,
(d)have regard to the importance of providing such information and support as is necessary to enable the patient to participate in accordance with paragraph (c) and in relation to any related processes, taking all reasonable steps to ensure that the patient is supplied with information and support in a form that is appropriate to the patient’s needs.
(3)It is the right of every patient to give feedback or comments, or raise concerns or complaints about health care received.
(4)The Scottish Ministers, after consulting such persons as they consider appropriate, may by order modify subsection (2).
Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.
Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.
Text created by the Scottish Executive department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills
Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including: