Updated to 1 August 2020 (Act No. 6 of 2020 and S.I. No. 281 of 2020)

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
Act included in collectively cited Mental Health Acts 19/2008, s. 8(2), (3)
  25/2009, s. 1(2)
  10/2018, s. 5(2)
  23/2018, s. 9(2)
Application of Act extended 64/2015, ss. 1(2), 106
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. 2A inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 16
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)
Ss. 15-18 transitional provisions for unexpired renewal orders, replacement renewal orders and confirmation of expired renewal orders 19/2008, ss. 3, 4, 5, 7(2)
S. 15(3) substituted 23/2018, ss. 4, 9(3)
S. 16(2)(ee) inserted 23/2018, ss. 5, 9(3)
S. 17(1) amended 23/2018, ss. 6, 9(3)
S. 17(1)(b) substituted 64/2015, ss. 1(2), 144(a)
S. 17(1)(c) substituted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 17(a)(i)
S. 17(1)(d) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 17(a)(ii)
S. 17(2) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(a)
S. 17(3) substituted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 17(b)
S. 17(5) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 17(c)
S. 17(6) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 17(c)
S. 18(2) substituted 23/2018, ss. 7, 9(3)
S. 18(3) amended 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 18(a)
S. 18(3A) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 18(b)
S. 18(3B) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 18(b)
S. 18(4) substituted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 18(c)
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) amended 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 24(1) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 98(6)
S. 25(1), subsec. substituted 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(3)(b) amended 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 19(a)
S. 28 (4) amended 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 28(5) amended 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 19(b)
S. 28(6) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 19(c)
Part 3 (ss. 31-55) application extended 64/2015, ss. 1(2), 98
Part 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. 33(3)(c) transfer of functions S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 and sch. 1
S. 35 (2) (h), par. substituted 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 41 transfer of cert. functions 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6, 9, 20 & Sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 44 transfer of functions S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 and sch. 1
S. 48(3)(c) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 48(3A) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 20
S. 48(3B) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 20
S. 44(8) transfer of functions S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 and sch. 1
S. 48 (12) am. 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 12
S. 49(2)(a) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b), 24
S. 49(2)(b) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b), 24
S. 49(2)(c) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b), 24
S. 49(2)(ca) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 21(a), 24
S. 49(3) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b), 24
S. 49(4)(a) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b), 24
S. 49(4)(b) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b), 24
S. 49(4)(c) amended 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 21(b), 24
S. 49(6)(a) amended 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 21(c)(i), 24
S. 49(6)(c) substituted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 21(c)(ii), 24
S. 49(6)(f) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b)
S. 49(6)(g) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b), 24
S. 49(6)(h) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b)
S. 49(6)(i) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b)
S. 49(11) application restricted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 23(b)
S. 49(12) inserted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 21(d), 24
S. 50(3) transfer of functions S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 and sch. 1
S. 54(4), (5) transfer of functions S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 and sch. 1
Part 4 (ss. 56-61) application extended 11/2006, ss. 3(3), 26(2)
S. 58 substituted 2/2020, ss. 1(2)(b), 22
S. 59(1)(b) amended 58/2015, ss. 4(2), 2
S. 60(b) amended 58/2015, ss. 4(2), 3
S. 64(3)(c) applied S.I. No. 551 of 2006, regs. 2, 34
S. 71A inserted 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(1) 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(8) 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(1) Mental Health Act 2001 (Approved Centres) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 551 of 2006)
S. 72(6) Mental Health Act 2001 (Period Prescribed under Section 72(6)) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 44 of 2008)