Mental Health Act Committee

 The purpose of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's Mental Health Act Committee is to ensure that all the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended) are met by the Health Board.

The Health Board’s Mental Health Act Committee has a very narrow remit. The purpose of the Committee 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. This Committee has continued to meet throughout the period of the pandemic.

Meetings of all the Health Board’s Committees are now taking place virtually. The forthcoming meeting of the Mental Health Act Committee which was due to take place on 18th September has been postponed. This decision has been taken due to a number of changes in leadership and to enable the new Executive Lead for Mental Health, Teresa Owen to be in attendance. This meeting will take place in October. Although the Mental Health Act Committee has not met during the COVID-19 pandemic, key reports on performance have been circulated to members.

The full role of the Committee is detailed in the Terms of Reference including the Power of Discharge Sub-Committee.

The  Annual Workplan sets out the Committee's working practices including the requirement for a Cycle of Business (CoB) which is regularly revised.

The Committee provides an annual report of activity to the Board:

Committee Chair: Mrs Lucy Reid
Vacancy / Interim Vice Chair      
Committee Independent members: Cllr Cheryl Carlisle and Mr Eifion Jones
Lead Executive: Dr David Fearnley, Executive Medical Director

Secretariat: Jody Evans can be contacted via jody.evans@wales.nhs.uk / 01745 448788 ext 6362

The agenda including supporting papers and also the approved minutes of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's Mental Health Act Committee Meetings are accessible by clicking on the links below.  

Agenda & Papers 2020 Approved Minutes
11.12.20  

18.9.20

Please see note above.

 
12.6.20 Meeting Cancelled

27.3.20

Meeting Cancelled
Agenda & papers 2019 Approved minutes
20.12.19  
27.9.19 Approved Minutes 27.9.19
28.6.19 Approved Minutes 28.6.19
29.3.19 Approved Minutes 29.3.19
3.1.19 Approved Minutes 3.1.19

For previous minutes and papers, please contact the relevant Secretariat as named above