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The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (Authorised Persons) Regulations 2005

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (Authorised Persons) Regulations 2005 and shall come into force on 5th October 2005.

Authorised persons of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

2.  For the purposes of section 15(2)(b) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (the qualifications, experience and training of a member of the staff of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland who may be authorised by the Commission to carry out a medical examination of a patient), an authorised person shall be a medical practitioner and either–

(a)a member or fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; or

(b)have a minimum of four years whole-time equivalent experience of providing psychiatric services.

3.  For the purposes of regulation 2(b) whole-time equivalent will be calculated by multiplying the full length of the person’s experience by the following fraction:–

RHONA BRANKIN

Authorised to sign on behalf of the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

4th April 2005

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