Mental health law in Northern Ireland
This page contains information about mental health law in Northern Ireland.
Cases and legislation
- Consultation Document: Delivering Excellence: Achieving Recovery: A Professional Framework for the Mental Health Nursing Profession in Northern Ireland (2010-2015)
- Consultation on an Equality Impact Assessment for New Mental Capacity Legislation
- NI Executive Press Release: McGimpsey launches EQIA for new Mental Capacity Bill and proposals following McDermott case - 30/7/10 - (1) See Consultations#Northern Ireland for details of the Equality Impact Assessment. (2) The McDermott case involved two paedophiles who were found unfit to be tried (under article 49 Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986) but instead of being admitted to hospital under article 50A(2)(a) were given two-year supervision and treatment orders under article 50A(2)(b); the proposal is unclear but appears to be to bring the article 3 definitions of mental disorder etc into line with the current English definitions.
- Personality disorder: A diagnosis for inclusion: The Northern Ireland personality disorder strategy - June 2010
- NI Court Service press release: Tribunal Reform continues with further transfers - 1/4/10 - Northern Ireland is moving towards a unified courts and tribunals service for Northern Ireland; with the devolution of policing and justice on 12/4/10, the Court Service will be renamed "The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service"