SENATOR GALLAGHER WELCOMES PASSAGE OF MENTAL HEALTH BILL

14 June 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil Senator Robbie Gallagher has welcomed the final passage of Mental Health Reform through the passage of the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill, sponsored by his colleague James Browne TD has also been welcomed by the national coalition on mental health.

The Bill’s provisions amend the Mental Health Act, 2001 definition of a ‘voluntary patient’ and the principles in the 2001 Act. “This new law represents a significant step towards better protection of …

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