The Mental Health Commission was established in April 2002 under the provisions of the Mental Health Acts 2001-2018 (the 2001 Act).
The 2001 Act was fully commenced on 1 November 2006 including Part 2 “Involuntary Admission of Persons to Approved Centres” by which the independent reviews by mental health tribunals of involuntarily detained persons commenced.
The 2001 Act has been the subject of a series of amendments which are listed below. Also listed are associate Regulations.
Primary Mental Health Legislation
Section 63 of the Mental Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009
Section 98 of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010
Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020