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Bills and Laws

Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill

The Bill aims to establish a Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland, who would:

  • support system-wide improvement in the safety of health care
  • promote the importance of the views of patients and members of the public in relation to the safety of health care

The Bill is at Stage 1



The Scottish Government introduces the Bill and accompanying documents to the Parliament which publishes the Bill.

The Bill was introduced on 06 October 2022

Related information from the Scottish Government on the bill

Delegated Powers Memorandum

Information on the powers the Bill gives the Scottish Ministers and others to make “secondary legislation” (usually regulations) and to the Scottish Ministers (such as to make guidance).

Statements on Legislative Competence

Statements on whether the Bill is within the Parliament’s “legislative competence” (if the Parliament has the power to make the changes to the law proposed by the Bill).

Scottish Parliament research on the Bill

Read the research done by the Scottish Parliament on specific parts of the Bill:

The research briefing will be published here when available.