The SM Judgment and the Mental Health Act 2008
Irish medical journal 2009 Jul-Aug; 102(7): 234
The Mental Health Act 2008 was subject to little debate. This Act ensured that the detentions of involuntary psychiatric patients under the Mental Health Act 2001 remained lawful. The direct costs of administering the Act are estimated at Euro 993,377, which could have provided 37 years of supported accommodation to the patient involved.
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