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#BEHIND THE WALLS

# behind-the-walls - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# behind-the-walls - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review Mental Health This post contains videos

The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review

Under the current Mental Health Act, while involuntary patients are entitled to a have their detention reviewed by a mental health tribunal, voluntary patients are not afforded the same rights.