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Dear Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland,

Please could you confirm that Zholia Alemi was a medical member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, and if so:
In how many hearings (tribunals) did she participate as the medical member?
And if the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland has any plans to review the tribunals in which she participated?

Yours faithfully,

R Woods

Foi, Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland

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Ferrie, Agnes,

Dear R Woods

Thank you for your email of 19 November 2018 requesting the following information:

"Please could you confirm that Zholia Alemi was a medical member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, and if so:
In how many hearings (tribunals) did she participate as the medical member?
And if the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland has any plans to review the tribunals in which she participated?"

Ms Alemi was a member of the MHTS from 2008 and sat until May 2013. During that time she participated in 89 hearings. Due to the time which has passed since she was last active, all decisions to which she contributed will by now have been reviewed by another tribunal, or the patient discharged from care and treatment.

I trust you will find this information of assistance.

Yours sincerely

Agnes Ferrie
Tribunals Operations Support
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

18th December 2018

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Dear Agnes Ferrie

Thank you for your reply.

The first part of your reply is clear - Zholia Alemi sat on 89 tribunals - but I would like some clarification on the second part of your reply - "...all decisions to which she contributed will by now have been reviewed by another tribunal, or the patient discharged from care and treatment."

By this are you referring to the fact that all Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) are reviewed after two years? Do you mean that the tribunals in which Zholia Alemi participated will not be subjected to any review, other than the routine reviews after two years that all tribunals are subjected to?

Yours sincerely,

R Woods

Ferrie, Agnes,

Dear Mr Woods

Thank you for your email, in which you request clarification of our response to your FOI request of 19 November 2018.

Compulsory Treatment Orders (CTOs) may be made on an interim basis, or for a period as specified in the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. In respect of decisions taken by a panel which included Ms Alemi, the patient will either have been discharged, or the order considered by a different panel. This has occurred in each case either on the expiry of an interim order or on a statutory application to continue an order. No patients will require any additional hearing as a result of her participation.

I trust that this provides sufficient clarification.

Yours sincerely

Agnes Ferrie
Tribunals Operations Support
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

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