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Seanad: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (28 Sep 2022)

“The Minister is welcome to the House. I am very grateful to Ber Grogan of Mental Health Reform for helping out with much of this over the past few months. I am also very grateful to Dr. Fiona Morrissey of NUIG, who has also been very helpful to me. An advance healthcare directive is a statement set out by someone when he or she has the capacity to make decisions about his or her will and...”

Seanad: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (28 Sep 2022)

“That would be helpful. There is no reason this provision cannot be removed. Will the Minister give a little more explanation in this regard? It impacts everyone but especially those who are vulnerable. Dealing with it must be a priority. Is that something he will consider as we go forward? We need a full discussion on it before Report Stage. The provision needs to be taken out and it...”

Seanad: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (28 Sep 2022)

“I move amendment No. 3: In page 8, between lines 6 and 7, to insert the following: “(e) section 85(7);”. Amendment No. 42, which was tabled by the Minister, will mandate compliance with AHDs made by some people detained under the Mental Health Act but not others. Those admitted under section 31(b), because the clinician believes that they will deteriorate or...”

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