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Review of the Operation of the Mental Health Act 2001

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Department of Health (Ireland)

Subject Keywords: Mental wellbeing
Set: Mental Health
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
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Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
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The Mental Health Act 2001 replaces the Mental Treatment Acts 1945-61 which provided the statutory framework for the detention of people with mental illness and the administration of psychiatric services for over 50 years.
The 2001 Act was introduced on a phased basis to allow for the necessary preparatory work to be undertaken. In March 2002 sections 1 to 5, 7, and 31 to 55 were commenced with effect from the 5 April 2002 (Establishment Day). This allowed for the establishment of the Mental Health Commission and the Inspector of Mental Health Services to replace the Inspector of Mental Hospitals.

The Mental Health Act 2001 replaces the Mental Treatment Acts 1945-61 which provided the statutory framework for the detention of people with mental illness and the administration of psychiatric services for over 50 years.

The 2001 Act was introduced on a phased basis to allow for the necessary preparatory work to be undertaken. In March 2002 sections 1 to 5, 7, and 31 to 55 were commenced with effect from the 5 April 2002 (Establishment Day). This allowed for the establishment of the Mental Health Commission and the Inspector of Mental Health Services to replace the Inspector of Mental Hospitals.

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Date:

24/06/2007

Rights: © Department of Health (Ireland)
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Department of Health (Ireland). (2007) Review of the Operation of the Mental Health Act 2001 [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/773679 [Accessed: 25th March 2017].

  

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