Explanatory Notes

Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

2007 asp 10

21 March 2007

The Act – an Overview

Part 1 .Protection of Adults at Risk of Harm

Assessment orders

Section 13 – Restriction on exercise of assessment order

20.This section states that an assessment order must only be used in those circumstances where it is not possible for the adult at risk to either be interviewed or medically examined during the course of a visit.