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by Dr Caroline
Donnelly, Ms Bernadette Hamilton,
Dr Róinin McNally and Dr Peter Sloan
Last updated: November 2013
This module will consider the process of admission to
hospital for assessment using the compulsory powers available in
Part II of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.
The module will be of interest to health and
social care professionals and other agencies that may be involved
in the assessment and detention process under the Order, people who
experience mental disorder themselves and their carers and
The powers that apply when a person is
admitted to hospital following a Hospital Order issued by the Court
or a Transfer Direction from prison are outlined in the
GAIN Guidelines on the use of the Mental Health (Northern
Ireland) Order 1986 and will not be covered in this
Download take-home notes to print and
This module is the second of four in an
e-learning programme. The entire programme will be used to support
the GAIN Guidelines on the use of the Mental Health
(Northern Ireland) Order 1986 [PDF].
Before attempting this module you should have
Shortlisted for the 2012 GAIN Health and Social Care