This is a wee blog (sign)post, pointing to some work in relation to a current reform project that is before the Scottish Parliament.
The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament recently issued a Call for Evidence in relation to the Prescription (Scotland) Bill. Additionally, I was contacted by one of the team involved in this exercise inviting me to go to the Scottish Parliament to give evidence in person on the matter. Flattered as I was by this, my immediate reaction was, “There are better people than me to give evidence on this.” Fortunately, I work with one such person: Dr Andrew Simpson.
Andrew and I then worked up a response to the questions included in the Call. The various responses received can be accessed online here and our response is here (PDF). I understand Andrew will be giving evidence at the Scottish Parliament on 17 April 2018. Accordingly, I will dodge any difficult questions about our response until after that evidence session, but if you do have any comments I would be happy to hear from you.
Oh, and if you are currently a bit confused by all of this and do not really know what this reform exercise is for or perhaps even what prescription is, I would direct you to this SPICe briefing note on the topic.