The Decision Support Service

The Decision Support Service is set up within the Mental Health Commission and will oversee the implementation of the new Assisted Decision-making legislation.

The Decision Support Service will:

  • Raise awareness about UN Convention on rights of People with a Disability & the Assisted Decision-making Act
  • Supervise those supporting decision-making, the assistants, co decision-makers, representatives, and attorneys
  • Appoint panels of representatives, court friends, special and general visitors for those who do not have a circle of support from whom they can chose supports known to them.
  • Keep a register of support agreements, read reports
  • Deal with complaints and start investigations
  • Give advice to the court making a decision

For more information read –

Mental Health Commission

Current Status of the Decision Support Service
Director of the Decision Support Service

Image: Aine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service.