Updated to 23 July 2019 (Act No. 33 of 2019 and S.I. No. 428 of 2019)

Mental Health Act 2001
No. 25 of 2001

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-5 5 April 2002 Mental Health Act 2001 (Sections 1 to 5, 7, 31 to 55) (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 90 of 2002), art. 2
S. 6 1 November 2006 Mental Health Act 2001 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 411 of 2006), art. 2
S. 7 5 April 2002 Mental Health Act, 2001 (Sections 1 to 5, 7, 31 to 55) (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 90 of 2002), art. 2
Ss. 8-30 1 November 2006 Mental Health Act 2001 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 411 of 2006), art. 2
Ss. 31-55 5 April 2002 Mental Health Act 2001 (Sections 1 to 5, 7, 31 to 55) (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 90 of 2002), art. 2
Ss. 56-75 1 November 2006 Mental Health Act 2001 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 411 of 2006), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Applied 19/2008, s. 4(2)
Saver S.I. No. 551 of 2006, regs. 2, 20(1)
Saver 11/2006, ss. 16(2), 26(2).
Transfer of cert. functns. under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
  42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), 74, schs. 3, 5
S. 2 (1) amended 10/2018, ss. 2, 5(3)
  24/2010, ss. 1(2), 98(2)
  25/2009, s. 63(1)
  42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 2(1) applied 19/2008, s. 1(2)
S. 2(1) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner", "General Register of Medical Practitioners"/Medical Registration Council/Medical Council 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)-(3)
S. 4 substituted 10/2018, ss. 3, 5(3)
S. 4A inserted 10/2018, ss. 4, 5(3)
S. 9 rank and grade of authorised officer prescribed S.I. No. 550 of 2006, regs. 2, 3
S. 9(1) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 9(1)(a) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 98(3)(a)
S. 9(2)(b) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 98(3)(b)
S. 9(2)(f) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 98(3)(b)
S. 9(2)(cc) par. ins. 25/2009, s. 63(2)
S. 9(2)(e) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 9 (7) am. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 9(8) amended 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 48
  24/2010, ss. 1(2), 98(3)(c)
  42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 10 constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 10(3)(c) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 98(4)
S. 11(1) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 12(2) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 12(4) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 13(2) am. 25/2009, s. 63(3)(a)
S. 13(2) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 13(3) am. 25/2009, s. 63(3)(b)
S. 13(3) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 14(3)(a) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 98(5)
S. 15 confirmation of expired renewal orders where failure under 19/2008, s. 5
S. 15 confirmation of unexpired renewal orders where failure under 19/2008, s. 3
S. 15 (1)-(3) applied 19/2008, s. 4(1)(b)
S. 15(3) substituted 23/2018, ss. 4, 9(3)
S. 16 applied 19/2008, s. 4(5)
S. 16 step deemed taken 19/2008, s. 4(3)
S. 16(2)(ee) inserted 23/2018, ss. 5, 9(3)
S. 17 applied 19/2008, s. 4(5)
S. 17 step deemed taken 19/2008, s. 4(3)
S. 17(1) amended 23/2018, ss. 6, 9(3)
S. 17(1)(b) substituted 64/2015, ss. 1(2), 144(a)
S. 18 applied 19/2008, s. 4(5)
S. 18 step deemed taken 19/2008, s. 4(3)
S. 18(2) substituted 23/2018, ss. 7, 9(3)
S. 19 applied 19/2008, s. 4(5)
S. 19 saver for proceedings under 19/2008, s. 7(2)
S. 23(1) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 23(2), (3) am. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 24(1) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 98(6)
S. 25(1), subsec. substit. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 25(2) - (4) (9) - (11) am. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 27(1) am. 25/2009, s. 63(4)
S. 28 saver for rights or entitlements under 19/2008, s. 7(1)
S. 28 order deemed in force until revocation under 19/2008, s. 5(2)
S. 28 applied 19/2008, s. 3(2)
S. 28 (4) am. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
Pt. 3 (ss. 31-55), establishment day appointed S.I. No. 91 of 2002, art. 2
S. 33(3)(c) deleted 64/2015, ss. 1(2), 144(b)
S. 35 (2) (h), par. substit. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 41 trans. of cert. functns. under. 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6, 9, 20 & Sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 48(3)(c) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 48 (12) am. 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
Pt. 4 (ss. 56-61) applied 11/2006, ss. 3(3), 26(2)
S. 59(1) amended 58/2015, ss. 4(2), 2
S. 60 amended 58/2015, ss. 4(2), 3
S. 64(3)(c) applied S.I. No. 551 of 2006, regs. 2, 34
S. 71A s. ins. 25/2009, s. 63(5)
S. 72(6) period prescribed S.I. No. 44 of 2008, reg. 2

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 5 Mental Health Act 2001 (Period Prescribed under Section 72(6)) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 44 of 2008)
  Mental Health Act 2001 (Authorised Officer) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 550 of 2006)
  Mental Health Act 2001 (Approved Centres) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 551 of 2006)
S. 9 Mental Health Act 2001 (Authorised Officer) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 550 of 2006)
S. 31 Mental Health Act, 2001 (Establishment Day) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 91 of 2002)
S. 40 Mental Health Commission Superannuation Scheme 2017 (S.I. No. 66 of 2017)
S. 66 Mental Health Act 2001 (Approved Centres) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 551 of 2006)
S. 72 Mental Health Act 2001 (Period Prescribed under Section 72(6)) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 44 of 2008)