A Legislative Framework for Mental Capacity and Mental Health Legislation in Northern Ireland

Consultation opened on 02 January 2009. Closing date 31 March 2009.


The Bamford Review completed its work in 2007 and set out a vision for taking forward mental health services in Northern Ireland to enhance the dignity and human rights of some of the most vulnerable people in society, those living with a mental disorder or learning disability.


Consultation description

This consultation document outlines the Department's proposals, in response to the Bamford Review, to introduce a legislative framework for new mental capacity legislation and modernised mental health legislation in Northern Ireland, with an overarching set of human rights principles embedded in both.

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