MSPs are to question the Health Secretary on a petition calling for legislation securing free care for under-65s with conditions such as dementia.
The wife of late footballer Frank Kopel has spearheaded the campaign calling for the law change in memory of her husband.
The former Dundee United and Manchester United player was diagnosed with dementia aged 59 and his wife Amanda paid out £1,200 a month until he died in 2014 just weeks after he qualified for free personal care on his 65th birthday.
Mrs Kopel wants “Frank’s Law” brought in to end the situation where people under 65 who have conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia have to pay for the care they need.
Health Secretary Shona Robison is due to give evidence along with the Scottish Government’s head of adult social care David Fotheringham and policy manager Mike Liddle when the petition comes before Holyrood’s Public Petitions Committee on Thursday.
They will also be questioned on a separate petition calling for non-residential social care charges for older and disabled people to be scrapped.
Conservative mental health spokesman Miles Briggs has vowed to bring a member’s bill to Holyrood in the summer if the Scottish Government fails to take action to create “Frank’s Law”.
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