Updated to 20 September 2022 (Act No. 30 of 2022 and S.I. No. 477 of 2022)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 January 1947 Mental Treatment Act, 1945 (Date of Commencement) Order 1946 (S.I. No. 329 of 1946), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Repealed with savings (other than Part VIII and section 241, 276, 283 and 284) 25/2001, ss. 1(3), 6, schedule
Repealed prospectively (excluding ss. 63-93), transitional provisions 17/1981, ss. 2, 7, 49, schedule
Adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 4
District mental hospital designated under S.I. 355 of 2002, arts. 2, 3, 4
  S.I. No. 292 of 1996, art. 2, schedule
Exclusion from charges for care services 15/2009, ss. 2, 33(7)(c) (col. cit.)
Power to adapt., mod. 1/1970, s.82
Transfer of functions under with savings 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 4, 58, 59(1), (2), (3), 74, schedules 3, 5
  S.R. & O. No. 58 of 1947
S. 3 amended 1/1970, s. 81(a)(b)
S. 3 (in part) repealed 9/1960, s. 29(2)(3)
S. 5 repealed 1/1970, ss. 1(4), 3, schedule 1
Ss. 14-18 repealed 9/1960, s. 29(2)(3)
S.19 repealed 1/1970, ss. 1(4), 3, schedule 1
Ss. 20-29 repealed 9/1960, s. 29(3)
S. 31 repealed 9/1960, s. 29(3)
Ss. 34-48 repealed 9/1960, s. 29(3)
S. 49 repealed 24/1946, s. 5, schedule 1
Ss. 50-62 repealed 9/1960, s. 29(3)
S. 63 non-application of S.I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2(2)(b), 5(5)(h), 29(4)(h)
S. 63(2) application restricted 7/1961, s.41 (1), sch. 1, pars. 6, 11
  S.I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(c)(ii)
  S.I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(c), 50 (3)(c)
  S.I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13(3)(c)(II), 14(3)(c)(II)
  S.I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 5(5)(g)(II), 29(4)(g)(II), 85(3)(c)(II), 107(3)(c)(II)
  S.I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2)(3), 4(5)(g)(II), 27(4)(g)(II)
S. 63(5) amended S. I. No. 32 of 1984, arts. 4(6), 12(7)
  S. I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 7(8), 31(10)
  S. I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2), (3), 8(9), 31(12)
S. 63(5), application restricted S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 9(9), 34(12), 63(8), 88(10)
  S.I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 7(8)
Pt. 8 (ss. 63-93) amended 7/1961, s.41 (3)(a)
  S. I. No. 32 of 1984, art. 20(2)(3)
Pt. 8 (ss. 63-93) application restricted 7/1961, s.41(1), sch. 1, pars. 6, 11
  S. I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 7
  S. I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2), (3), 4(5)(h), 27(4)(h)
Pt. 8 (ss. 63-93) power to increase cert. allowances 7/1961, s. 41(6)
Pt. 8 (ss. 63-93) temporary power to provide for cesser or am. 8/1980, ss. 3(1)(4), 5, 6, 12(2)(b), schedule 1
S. 64 non-application of S.I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2(2)(b), 5(5)(h), 29(4)(h)
S. 64(2)(a) amended 7/1961, s. 41(1), schedule 1, pars. 6, 11
S. 64(2)(a) application restricted S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 29(e), 85(3)(a), 107(3)(a)
  S. I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 13(3)(a), 14(3)(a)
  S.I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2(2)(c),(3) 29(4)(e), 85(3)(a), 107(3)(a)
S. 65 amended 7/1961, s. 41(4)
S. 65 application restricted 7/2004, s. 12(3)
Ss. 66-72 non-application of S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 5(5)(g)(I), 29(4)(h)(I), 85(3)(c)(I), 107(3)(c)(I)
  S. I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2), (3), 4(5)(g)(I), 27(4)(g)(I)
  S. I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(c), 50(3)(c)
  S. I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13 (3)(c)(I), 14(3)(c)(I)
  7/1961, s.41(1), sch. 1, pars. 6, 11
Ss. 66-93 non-application of S.I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2(2)(b), 5(5)(h), 29(4)(h)
  S.I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 7
S. 76 non-application of S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 5 (5)(g)(I)
  S. I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2)(3), 4(5)(g)(I), 27(4)(g)(I)
  S.I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(c)(i), 50(3)(c)
  S. I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13(3)(c)(I), 14(3)(c)(I)
  7/1961, s.41(1), schedule 1, pars. 6, 11
S. 77 non-application of S. I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(c), 50(3)(c)
  7/1961, s. 41(1), schedule 1, pars. 6, 11
  S. I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13(3)(c)(II), 14(3)(c)(II)
  S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 5(5)(g)(II), 29(4)(g)(II), 85(3)(c)(II), 107(3)(c)(II)
  S. I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2)(3), 4(5)(g)(II), 27(4)(g)(II)
S. 77 applied S.I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13(3)(c)(II), 14(3)(c)(II)
  S. I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13(3)(a)
  S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 29(4)(e), 85(3)(a), 107(3)(a)
  S. I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2)(3), 4(5)(e), 27(4)(e)
S. 77 amended 7/1961, s. 41(5)
S. 77(2) amended 35/2015, ss. 1(2), 14
S. 77-79 non-application of S.I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2(2)(b),(3) 5(5)(g)(ii)(II), 29(4)(g)(ii)(II), 107(3)(c)(II)
  S.I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(a)(c)(ii), 50(3)(a)
S. 78 non-application of 7/1961, s. 41(1), schedule 1, pars. 6, 11
  S. I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13(3)(c)(II), 14(3)(c)(II)
  S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 5(5)(g)(II), 29(4)(g)(II), 85(3)(c)(II), 107(3)(c)(II)
  S. I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2)(3), 4(5)(g)(II), 27(4)(g)(II)
  S. I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(c), 50(3)(c)
S. 78 amended 7/1961, s. 41(5)
  S. I. No. 32 of 1984, art. 20(4)
S. 78(7), (8) inserted S.I. No. 32 of 1984, reg. 20(4)
S. 79 application restricted S. I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13(3)(c)(II), 14(3)(c)(II)
  S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 5(5)(g)(II), 29(4)(g)(II), 85(3)(c)(II), 107(3)(c)(II)
  S. I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2)(3), 4(5)(g)(II), 27(4)(g)(II)
  7/1961, s. 41(1), schedule 1, pars. 6, 11
  S. I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(c), 50(3)(c)
Ss. 83, 84 repealed 4/1948, s. 7, schedule
Ss. 85, 86 application restricted S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 5(5)(g)(I), 29(4)(g)(I), 85(3)(c)(I), 107(3)(c)(I)
  S. I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13 (3)(c)(I), 14(3)(c)(I)
  S. I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(c), 50(3)(c)
  S. I. No. 316 of 1987, arts. 2(2)(3), 4(5)(g) (I), 27(4)(g)(I)
  7/1961, s.41(1), schedule 1, pars. 6, 11
  S.I. No. 33 of 1984, arts. 2, 13(3)(c)(I), 14(3)(c)(I)
  S.I. No. 391 of 1986, arts. 2, 28(3)(c)(i)
Ss. 89(4), 90 applied S. I. No. 320 of 1984, arts. 2, 14(b)
  S. I. No. 319 of 1984, arts. 2, 14(b)
  S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 168(b), 181(b)
S. 91 application restricted 4/1948, ss. 15, 45
S. 92 application of S. I. No. 320 of 1984, arts. 2, 14(b)
  S. I. No. 319 of 1984, arts. 2, 14(b)
  S. I. No. 455 of 1998, arts. 2, 168(b), 181(b)
S. 94 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 95 repealed 9/1960, s. 29(3)
Ss. 96, 97 repealed 1/1970, ss. 1(4), 3, schedule 1
Ss. 98, 100-105 repealed 9/1960, s. 29(3)
S. 106 repealed 1/1970, ss. 1(4), 3, schedule 1
Ss. 107(1), 108(2)(a) adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 108 saved. 35/1953, s. 4
S. 108(1) amended 7/1961, s .2
S. 109A, new s. 7/1961, s. 3
Pts. 10-12 (ss. 111-157) continued, transitional period 25/2001, ss. 1(3), 72
S. 128 amended 7/1961, s. 4
S. 150 amended 7/1961, s. 5
S. 162 amended 7/1961, s. 6(2)
S. 162(1) amended 7/1961, s. 6(1)
S. 162 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 163 amended 7/1961, s. 7(1)-(3)
S. 164(1) amended 7/1961, s. 8
S. 165 amended 7/1961, s. 9(4)
S. 165 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 165(1)-(3) amended 7/1961, s. 9(1)-(3)
S. 166 amended 7/1961, s.10(5)
S. 166(1)-(4) amended 7/1961, s. 10(1)-(4)
S. 166 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 167(3) amended 7/1961, s .11
S.169 amended 7/1961, s. 12
Ss. 170(2), 171(3)(a) adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S.171 amended 7/1961, s. 13
Ss. 171 continued, transitional period 25/2001, ss. 1(3), 72
S. 176 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 176(a)(b) amended 7/1961, s. 14
S. 178 continued, transitional period 25/2001, ss. 1(3), 72
S. 178(2) amended 7/1961, s. 15
S. 184 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 184 amended 7/1961, s. 16(1)(3)
S. 184(4) amended 7/1961, s. 16(2)
Pt. 14, ch. 3 (ss. 184-189) application extended 35/1953, s. 4
S.185 amended 7/1961, s. 17(1)(2)
S. 185 continued, transitional period 25/2001, ss. 1(3), 72
S. 186(1) application restricted 35/1953, s. 5
S. 187 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 189 amended 7/1961, s. 18
S. 189(1)(b) amended 4/1961, s. 1
S. 190 amended 7/1961, s. 19(2)
S. 190(3) amended 7/1961, s. 19(1)
S. 190 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 191(3) amended 7/1961, s. 20
S. 192 amended 7/1961, s. 21
Ss. 192, 193(2) adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
Ss. 197-202 repealed 7/1961, s. 42, schedule 2
S. 203 amended 7/1961, s. 22(3)
S. 203(1)(2) amended 7/1961, s. 22(1)(2)
S. 204 amended 7/1961, s. 23
S. 204A inserted 7/1961, s. 24
Ss. 204A, 205, 206, 207(2)(3) adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 207(2) amended 7/1961, s. 25(1)
S. 207(3) amended 7/1961, s. 25(2)
S. 208(4) repealed 7/1961, s. 42, schedule 2
Ss. 208-212 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S .215(3) amended 7/1961, s. 26
S. 216(1)(b) adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 216(2) repealed 7/1961, s. 42, schedule 2
S. 217 amended 7/1961, s .27
S. 218(3) amended 7/1961, s. 28
S. 219(2) amended 7/1961, s. 29
S. 220(2) amended 7/1961, s. 30
S. 222A inserted 7/1961, s. 31
S. 223 repealed 7/1961, s. 42, schedule 2
S. 225 adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
Ss. 226, 227 repealed 7/1961, s. 42, schedule 2
S. 229(4) amended 7/1961, s. 32
S. 231A inserted 26/1953, s. 71(8)
S. 231A applied 26/2005, ss. 86(3)(b), 364(1)
Ss. 232-234 repealed 26/1953, s. 5, schedule
S. 237 amended 7/1961, s. 33
S. 238 repealed 7/1961, s. 42, schedule 2
S. 244(1)(2) amended 7/1961, s. 34
S. 248(4)(5) repealed 1/1970, ss. 1(4), 3, schedule 1
S. 253 amended 7/1962, s. 35
S. 260*
Ss. 259, 260(4) repealed 27/1954, s. 2(3)
S. 266 am. 7/1961, s. 36
S. 273(1)(2)(4) adapted S. I. No. 108 of 1971, art. 5, schedule
S. 274 amended 7/1961, s. 37(2)
S. 274(1) amended 7/1961, s. 37(1)
S. 279A inserted 26/1953, s. 71(11)
S. 279A amended 37/1958, s. 2
  2/1966, s. 2
Sch. 3 references construed 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 9(2), (3)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
Whole Act Mental Treatment Regulations 1954 (S.I. No. 99 of 1954)
  Mental Hospitals (Officers and Servants) Order, 1946 (Amendment) Order 1954 (S.I. No. 149 of 1954)
  Mental Hospitals (Officers and Servants) (Amendment) Order 1948 (S.I. No. 213 of 1948
  The Mental Hospitals (Officers and Servants) Order 1946 (S.I. No. 203 of 1946)
  Department of Local Government and Public Health. Mental Treatment (Regulations) Order 1946 (S.I. No. 202 of 1946)
S. 8 Mental Treatment (Amendment) Regulations, 1966 (S.I. No. 68 of 1966)
  Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
  Mental Treatment (Amendment) Regulations 1958 (S.I. No. 267 of 1958)
  Mental Treatment (Amendment) Regulations 1949 (S.I. No. 17 of 1949)
  Mental Treatment (Registration of Private Institutions) Order 1946 (S.I. No. 373 of 1946)
S. 17(a) Mental Treatment (Names of Joint Bodies) Order 1946 (S.I. No. 207 of 1946)
S. 17 (h) Mental Treatment (Election of Joint Boards) Order 1946 (S.I. No. 392 of 1946)
S. 40 Mental Treatment (Amendment) Regulations 1949 (S.I. No. 17 of 1949)
S. 65(4)(c) Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
S. 96(7) Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
S. 97(7) Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
S. 109A Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
S.110 Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
  Mental Treatment (Examinations by Authorised Medical Officers) Order 1946 (S.I. No. 293 of 1946)
s. 115 Mental Treatment (Registration of Private Institutions) Order 1946 (S.I. No. 373 of 1946)
S. 129 Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
S. 132 Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
S. 151 Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
S. 153 Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
S. 161 Mental Treatment Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 261 of 1961)
S.162 The Southern Health Board (District Mental Hospitals) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 355 of 2002)
  The Western Health Board (District Mental Hospitals), Amendment Order 1996 (S.I. No. 292 of 1996
  The Western Health Board (District Mental Hospitals), Order 1975 (S.I. No. 53 of 1975)
S.165 The Southern Health Board (District Mental Hospitals) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 355 of 2002)
  The Western Health Board (District Mental Hospitals), Amendment Order 1996 (S.I. No. 292 of 1996
  The Western Health Board (District Mental Hospitals), Order 1975 (S.I. No. 53 of 1975)
S.166 The Southern Health Board (District Mental Hospitals) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 355 of 2002)
  The Western Health Board (District Mental Hospitals), Amendment Order 1996 (S.I. No. 292 of 1996
  The Western Health Board (District Mental Hospitals), Order 1975 (S.I. No. 53 of 1975)
S. 184 The Western Health Board (District Mental Hospitals), Amendment Order 1996 (S.I. No. 292 of 1996
  The Western Health Board (District Mental Hospitals), Order 1975 (S.I. No. 53 of 1975)
S. 231A The Western Health Board (District Mental Hospitals), Order 1975 (S.I. No. 53 of 1975)
  Mental Treatment (Amendment) Regulations 1958 (S.I. No. 267 of 1958)
S. 234 Mental Treatment Act, 1945 (Section 234) (Post Office Savings Bank) Regulations 1947 (S.I. No. 304 of 1947)
  Mental Treatment Act, 1945 (Section 234) (Savings Certificates) Rules 1947 (S.I. No. 303 of 1947)
S. 281(2) The Mental Treatment Act, 1945 (Adaptation of Enactments) Order 1946 (S.I. No. 216 of 1946)

*S. 260 : Invalid. Blehein v Attorney General [2008] IESC 40; [2009] 1 I.R. 275