The Mental Health Act 2001 has led to improvements in protecting the rights of those involuntarily admitted for psychiatric treatment, according to a report issued by the Mental Health Commission (MHC) last week.
But the chairman of the MHC, Dr Edmond O’Dea, said that while progress had been encouraging, additional improvements were needed in a number of areas.
Recommendations included new legislation to clarify how decisions are taken in relation to patients who are...
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