The aim of this public consultation is to seek views on proposals put forward by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (the Commission) for a new system of investigating the deaths of people who, at the time of their death, were subject to compulsory treatment under mental health legislation in Scotland. Please refer to Section 1 of the consultation document for further information about the background to this consultation.

A copy of the consultation document is available from the Commission's website: here.


The consultation contains 11 questions (plus sub-questions) which invite comment – including concerns and suggestions for improvement – on different aspects of the proposals.

The consultation will run from 7 December 2021 to 15 February 2022. 

The consultation is being carried out by Griesbach & Associates (Dawn Griesbach and Jennifer Waterton) on behalf of the Commission.

Please complete the Respondent Information Form -- at the end of the questionnaire -- to ensure that your response is handled correctly.