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26 May 2016. There were eleven approved centre's reports published today: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health in-patient unit, APU, Cavan General Hospital, Lakeview Unit, Naas General Hospital, Grangemore Ward and St. Aidan’s Ward, St Otteran’s Hospital, St Stephen’s Hospital, DOP, St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, St. Joseph’s Intellectual Disability Service, DOP, Letterkenny General Hospital, Ashlin Centre, Le Brun House and Whitethorn House, Vergemount Mental Health facility, AMHU, Cork University Hospital.
05 Apr 2016. The Judgment Support Framework (JSF) is a guidance document for Approved Centres regarding the matters which the Office of the Inspector of Mental Health Services shall address during the course of its annual inspections and may address during the course of any other focused inspections.
This document is provided to Approved Centres by way of assistance only. It is not intended to be a complete or authoritative statement on the legal requirements and obligations of Approved Centres.
15 Feb 2016.
The Mental Health (Amendment) Act 2015 comes into force today. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and medication (administered for over three months) can now only be administered to an involuntary patient without consent where it has been determined that the patient is unable to consent to the treatment.
22 Mar 2016. The MHC's Strategic Plan 2016 - 2018 was published today.
The Commission was established in 2002. We are an independent body and our functions are set out in the Mental Health Act 2001.
What we DoStrategic Plan 2016 - 2018Mental Health Act 2001Annual Reports
Information For The Public
Having a Mental Health Tribunal
National Standards for Mental Health Services
Your Guide to Admission, Transfer and Discharge
Information on ECT, Seclusion and Restraint
Information for Young People
Information for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Service Users' Views
Making a Complaint about a Mental Health Service
Information For Health Professionals
Codes of Practice
Guidance Documents and Toolkits
E- learning Resource
Mental Health Tribunals
Mental Health Act, 2001 and Regulations
The Mental Health Commission publication section.
The Mental Health Act, 2001 brings Irish mental health law into line with the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
The MHC's e-learning programme which is designed to support you in updating your knowledge of the Mental Health Act, 2001.
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