Health (Mental Services) Act, 1981


Registration and Supervision of Psychiatric Institutions

District psychiatric centres.

9.—(1) For the purpose of this Act the Minister may, at the request of a health board, designate as a district psychiatric centre any hospital or unit in a hospital provided and maintained or proposed to be provided and maintained by the health board and the area to be served by it.

(2) Every district mental hospital or psychiatric unit in any hospital maintained by a health board immediately before the commencement of this section shall be a district psychiatric centre.

(3) The Minister may, after consultation with a health board, cancel the designation of a hospital or unit as a district psychiatric centre.

(4) Every health board shall keep in a prescribed form a register of district psychiatric centres maintained by the board and shall make it available for inspection by any member of the public during office hours.