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Mental Health Law and Practice


ISBN13: 9781858005102
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: £236.00



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This book is a comprehensive examination of civil and criminal aspects of Mental Health Law in Ireland. Both aspects have been the subject of major legal changes in recent years, with the coming into force of the Mental Health Act 2001 and the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006.

Emerging practices of the recently established Irish Mental Health Tribunals and the Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board are reviewed.

Subjects:
Irish Law
Contents:
Constitutional and human rights in mental health law
Institutions of mental health law
Legal criteria for civil commitment
Procedure for civil commitment
Mental health tribunals
Wards of court
The insanity defence
Diminished responsibility
Mental health in sentencing
Fitness to plead
Patient transfers
Patients rights
Confidentiality
Consent to treatment
Negligence actions.