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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


Contents


Stage 1 - General principles

Committees examine the Bill and gather views. They produce reports before MSPs debate the Bill in the Chamber. MSPs then decide on the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

The Bill is at Stage 1

Committee Examination

The lead committee for this Bill is the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Find out more about this committee

Call for views

The consultation closed on 14 December 2022.

View the responses here.

Who spoke to the lead committee in the Parliament

MSPs met with people in committee meetings to discuss what the Bill will do.

Meeting on 25 October 2022 (private)

Video and Official Report of all public meetings will follow.

Correspondence

The correspondence the Committee sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament.

Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill

Letter from the Convener of the Finance and Public Administration Committee to the HSCS Convener concerning the Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill, 31 January 2023

Read all the correspondence received on this Bill

Work by other committees

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Meeting on 15 November 2022

Report published on 23 November 2022

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Scrutiny of the Financial Memorandum

Committee report

The lead committee will publish its report before the Stage 1 Debate takes place.