Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

98.

Amendment of Mental Health Act 2001.

98.— (1) In this section, “Act of 2001” means the Mental Health Act 2001.

(2) Section 2(1) of the Act of 2001 is amended by inserting the following definition:

“‘civil partner’ means a civil partner within the meaning of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010;”.

(3) Section 9 of the Act of 2001 is amended—

( a) in paragraph (1)( a), by inserting “or civil partner” after “spouse”,

( b) in paragraphs (2)( b) and ( f), by inserting “or civil partner” after “spouse”, and

( c) in subsection (8), by inserting the following definition:

“‘civil partner’ in relation to a person, does not include a civil partner of the person who is living separately and apart from the person or in respect of whom an application or order has been made under the Domestic Violence Acts 1996 and 2002 as amended by the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010;”.

(4) Section 10(3)( c) of the Act of 2001 is amended by inserting “, a civil partner” after “spouse”.

(5) Section 14(3)( a) of the Act of 2001 is amended by inserting “, a civil partner” after “spouse”.

(6) Section 24(1) of the Act of 2001 is amended by inserting “, civil partner” after “spouse”.