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Mental Health Legislation Committee

The purpose of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's Mental Health Legislation Committee has a very narrow remit, which is to consider and monitor the use of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), Mental Capacity Act 2005 (which includes the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) (MCA) and the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 (the Measure) and provide assurance to the Board.

Governance, leadership, quality and safety matters relating to mental health fall within the remit of the Quality, Safety and Experience Committee. 

The full role of the Committee is detailed in the Terms of Reference (updated March 2024) 

The  Annual Workplan sets out the Committee's working practices including the requirement for a Cycle of Business (CoB), the latest version for consideration is available in the agenda bundle 11.1.24 below


Committee Chair: Gareth Williams
Committee Independent Members:

Rhian Watcyn Jones

Dyfed Jones

Lead Executive: Teresa Owen, Executive Director of Public Health

Secretariat: Ceri Mcgaugie via

The agenda and supporting papers are published 7 days before the meeting and can be accessed via the links below. 

Meeting date


Approved minutes

(as available)

2024 - Renamed Mental Health Legislation Committee from January  2024  
MHLC Agenda 02.05.24  

MHLC Agenda 11.1.24 

04.11.22 Approved minutes
29.7.22 Approved minutes
29.4.22 Agenda v2.0 Approved minutes

17.12.21 Agenda

Approved minutes 
24.9.21 Agenda  Approved minutes