This consultation dealt with the draft Adoption (Disclosure of Medical Information about Natural parents) (Scotland) Regulations. As these regulations are subject to affirmative Parliamentary procedures they will now be included in a single set of regulations with the Adoption (Disclosure of Information) (Scotland) Regulations.
These regulations are designed to make provision for access for adoption agencies to specified medical information where this might not have been forthcoming during the normal procedure for collecting such information. The written consultation ran from 19 November 2008 until 28 January 2009.
Thirteen responses to the consultation were received, five from Local Authorities, five from organisations in the sector and beyond, and three from individuals.