21st January 2022
IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a very brief submission to the Joint Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on the general scheme of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2021 (‘the 2021 Bill’). In doing so, we hope to highlight the needs of people with disabilities in prison and engaged with forensic mental health services in Ireland, and to ensure that this cohort is not forgotten as preparations are made to fully commence the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (‘the 2015 Act’) and operationalise the Decision Support Service (DSS).
Our submission makes two general recommendations:
Read the IPRT Submission on the General Scheme of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2021 here, or download it below.