|Health and Community Services
|Type of consultation
|Deadline for comments
|Responses publish date
About the consultation
The current Mental Health Law for Jersey was introduced in 1969. Nearly 50 years later, the law doesn't reflect current standards for diagnosing and treating people with mental health problems and conditions. These are referred to in the current law as “mental disorders.”
A new draft law has been developed in consultation with medical and legal experts, as well as user groups. This law will better reflect modern standards and adapt to future developments.
Islanders now have the opportunity to comment on this draft law. You can find out more about the changes to the new law in the document below.
Download new Mental Health (Jersey) Law 201- (size 945kb)
Download explanatory document: a new Mental Health Law for Jersey (94kb)
How to submit comments to the consultation
You can submit comments to the consultation by post or email.
Send your comments to:
Mental Health Law responses
Peter Crill House
Responses to the consultation
A report on the findings of the public consultation on the Mental Health Law consultation from the Department for Health and Social Services was published on 2 August 2016.
Read the Report on the public consultation of the Mental Health law (81 kb)