Mental Health Act 2001 Frequently Asked Questions

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Admission of Private and GMS Patients

Q. Is there a difference in the admission process of private vs. GMS patients? » read more

Form 5 and the Applicant

Q. Should the GP give a copy of Form 5 to the applicant? » read more

GP Assessment for the FORM 5 Recommendation

Q. What does the GP Assessment for the FORM 5 Recommendation involve? » read more

Gardaí Training in Mental Health

Q. Do the Gardaí receive any training in the area of mental health? » read more

Involuntary Admission

Q. Should the GP let the patient know about their involuntary admission? » read more

Patients Entitlements to Second Opinions

Q. Are patients entitled to a second opinion if the initial application is refused? » read more

Purpose of the Mental Health Commission's Reference Guide

Q. What is the purpose of the Mental Health Commission's Reference Guide on The Mental Health Act 2001? » read more

Responsibility for removing the patient to the Approved Centre

Q. Who is responsible for removing the patient to the Approved Centre in case of involuntary admission? » read more

Second Opinions about Involuntary Admissions

Q. If a GP refuses an involuntary admission to an applicant, can the applicant get a second opinion and does the applicant need to let the second GP know regarding previous refusal? » read more

The Mental Health Tribunal

Q. Who makes up the Mental Health Tribunal and how does it operate? » read more

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