Joint Committee On Human Rights Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


1.  Letter from Council on Tribunals

PROPOSAL FOR DRAFT REMEDIAL ORDER TO AMEND MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983, SS 72 AND 73

  The Council is grateful to have been consulted on the proposal for amendment by Order to sections 72 and 73 of the Mental Health Act 1983. Council members were generally content with the provisions of the Order. However, you might wish to note an observation made by one of the Council members; that is, that section 72(4) of the Act, concerning application to the Mental Health Review Tribunal in respect of a patient who is subject to guardianship under the Act, is still couched in the same terms as the current section 72(1). It may be that this anomaly (if such it be) can only be cured by primary legislation.

26 September 2001


 
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