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Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order appoints 2nd April 2001 as the date for the coming into force of the provisions of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (“the Act”) which are specified in Schedule 1 to the Order, subject to any restriction of purpose in that Schedule (article 2). 1st April 2002 is appointed as the date for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act which are specified in Schedule 2 to the Order, subject to any restriction of purpose in that Schedule (article 3).

The provisions of the Act remaining to be commenced after this Order are Parts 4 and 5 (sections 35 to 52), Schedule 1 and certain provisions from Schedules 3 to 6.