National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Health and Health Services and Social Welfare) Order 2010
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order amends the Government of Wales Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”). The Order extends the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales to make laws known as Measures of the National Assembly for Wales (referred to in the 2006 Act as “Assembly Measures”). The legislative competence conferred by this Order is subject to general limitations on the exercise of that legislative competence, which apply by virtue of section 94 of, and Schedule 5 to, the 2006 Act.
Article 2 inserts matter 9.2 and interpretation provisions into field 9 (health and health services) of Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the 2006 Act.
Matter 9.2 is about the assessment of mental health and treatment of mental disorder, excluding compulsory attendance for assessment or treatment, compulsory supervision, guardianship, consent to treatment or assessment, restraint and detention.
Article 3 inserts matter 15.10 and interpretation provisions into field 15 (social welfare) of Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the 2006 Act.
Matter 15.10 is about social care services connected to mental health, apart from the independent mental capacity advocacy services established by Part 1 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument since the effect of this Order is only to confer competence on the National Assembly for Wales to legislate.