Mental Health Act, 2001


Preliminary and General

Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.

1.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Mental Health Act, 2001.

(2) The Mental Treatment Act, 1945 , the Mental Treatment Act, 1961 , and this Act may be cited together as the Mental Health Acts, 1945 to 2001, and shall be construed together as one.

(3) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as, by order or orders made by the Minister under this section, may be fixed therefor either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions.