Mental Health Act 2001

Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.


1.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Mental Health Act, 2001.

(2) The Mental Treatment Act, 1945, the Mental Treatment Act, 1961, and this Act may be cited together as the Mental Health Acts, 1945 to 2001, and shall be construed together as one.

(3) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as, by order or orders made by the Minister under this section, may be fixed therefor either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions.


Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (1.11.2006) by Mental Health Act 2001 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 411 of 2006), art 2.

2. The 1st day of November 2006 is fixed as the day on which the Mental Health Act 2001 (No. 25 of 2001) shall, insofar as it is not already in operation, come into operation.


Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (5.04.2002) by Mental Health Act 2001 (Sections 1 To 5, 7, 31 To 55) (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 90 of 2002), art 2.

2. The 5th day of April, 2002, is hereby appointed as the day on which sections 1 to 5, 7 and 31 to 55 inclusive of the Mental Health Act, 2001 (No. 25 of 2001), shall come into operation.