Seanad debates

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2019: First Stage

 

10:30 am

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

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 relating to treatment of patients under the Mental Health Act 2001 and the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006; to improve the provision of mental health services; to promote the rights of persons subject to the Mental Health Act 2001 and the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006; and to provide for related matters.

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

Photo of Paul GavanPaul Gavan (Sinn Fein)
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I second the proposal.

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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That is difficult to know. It would usually be Tuesday, but could I say Wednesday?

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael)
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Tuesday.

Photo of Maire DevineMaire Devine (Sinn Fein)
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Is that next Tuesday?

Photo of Paul CoghlanPaul Coghlan (Fine Gael)
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The Senator can nominate any date she likes.

Photo of Maire DevineMaire Devine (Sinn Fein)
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I nominate 20 September.

Photo of Paul CoghlanPaul Coghlan (Fine Gael)
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Is that agreed? Agreed.

Second Stage ordered for Friday, 20 September 2019.