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New Mental Health Law for Jersey

DepartmentHealth and Community Services
Start date03/07/2015
End date31/08/2015
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments31/08/2015
Responses publish date02/08/2016

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:

Tom Innes 
Communications Officer 
Mental Health Law responses ​
4th Floor 
Peter Crill House
Gloucester Street 
St Helier

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)

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