About the Bill
The Liability for NHS Charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on the 9 March 2020 by Stuart McMillan MSP. The Bill was referred to the Health and Sport Committee on 18 March 2020.
The Bill would amend the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 to include industrial diseases within its scope.
Liability for NHS Charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill
The Committee's current timetable for consideration of the Bill at Stage 1 is:
|3 November 2020
|| Expert witnesses
|10 November 2020
|| Scottish Government and Member in charge
|15 December 2020
|| Consideration of draft Stage 1 report
|18 December 2020
|| Publication of Stage 1 report
The Committee published a call for views to support their scrutiny at Stage 1 which ran from 12 August 2020 to 30 September 2020.
Please use this link to view the responses sent in through Citizen Space.
Following our evidence session on 3 November 2020, Alan Rogerson, Chair, Forum of Scottish Claims Managers, provided supplementary evidence as requested by the Committee:
Following our evidence session on 10 November, the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing wrote to the Convener regarding the position of the Department of Work and Pensions Cost Recovery Unit on the Bill.
The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Liability for NHS Charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill on 18 December 2020.
On 22 December 2020 the Bill was withdrawn by the Member in charge, Stuart McMillan MSP.