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Explanatory Memorandum to Mental Health (Amendment) (NI) Order 2004

Introduction

1.The Mental Health (Amendment) (NI) Order 2004 (“the Order”) was made on 6th May 2004 under paragraph 1(1) of the Schedule to the Northern Ireland Act 2000 (c.1). It remedies an incompatibility of the Mental Health (NI) Order 1986 (NI 4) (“the 1986 Order”) with a right under the European Convention on Human Rights (“the Convention”).

2.This Explanatory Memorandum has been prepared by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (“the Department”) in order to assist the reader in understanding the Order. It does not form part of the Order.

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