Mental Health (Amendment) Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016
This Order will commence the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 58 of 2015) with effect from 15 February 2016. The effect of this Order will be to amend sections 59 and 60 of the Mental Health Act 2001 by the deletion of the words “or unwilling” from both sections. These amendments will ensure that when a person with capacity refuses Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECT) under section 59 or medicine (after 3 months) under section 60 of the Mental Health
Act 2001, these decisions will be respected.
S.I. no. 68 of 2016