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by Dr Caroline
Donnelly, Ms Bernadette Hamilton,
Dr Róinin McNally
and Dr Peter
Last reviewed: November 2013
The Mental Health Northern Ireland Order 1986 was
introduced in Northern Ireland in 1986.
The module will be of interest to health and
social care professionals and other agencies that may be involved
in the assessment in hospital and treatment under the Order and to
people who experience mental disorder themselves, their carers and
This module outlines the use of mental health
legislation during assessment and treatment periods, and its use as
a tool to facilitate the appropriate treatment of mental
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This module is the third 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 Quality Award.