Seanad debates

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Mental Health (Capacity to Consent to Treatment) Bill 2018: First Stage

 

10:30 am

Photo of Maire DevineMaire Devine (Sinn Fein)
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I move:

That leave be given to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Mental Health Act 2001 and for that purpose to provide for the right of minors over the age of 16 to consent to mental health treatment and to provide for related matters.

Photo of Paul CoghlanPaul Coghlan (Fine Gael)
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Is there a seconder?

Photo of David NorrisDavid Norris (Independent)
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I second the proposal.

Photo of Maire DevineMaire Devine (Sinn Fein)
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I thank Senator Norris.

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Paul CoghlanPaul Coghlan (Fine Gael)
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When is it proposed to take Second Stage?

Photo of Maire DevineMaire Devine (Sinn Fein)
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I have thought long and hard about it and I believe we should take it next Tuesday, 22 May 2018.

Photo of Paul CoghlanPaul Coghlan (Fine Gael)
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Is that agreed? Agreed. I hope the Senator has not exhausted her thought processes.

Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 22 May 2018.

Sitting suspended at 12.35 p.m. and resumed at 12.45 p.m.