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# BEHIND THE WALLS

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# BEHIND THE WALLS
'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform
Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.
# Mental Health
The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review
Under the current Mental Health Act, while involuntary patients are entitled to a have their detention reviewed by a mental health tribunal, voluntary patients are not afforded the same rights.