The Medico-Psychological Association has not been idle in considering the clauses of this oft-introduced Bill, and in bringing its defects and actually mischievous enactments under the notice of the Lord Chancellor. The Parliamentary Committee has repeatedly met, and it has stated the grounds of objection in the form of a circular. It was thought only fair to the members of the Association, and likely to be productive of benefit to the Committee itself, to submit this statement to the quarterly meeting of the Association. As will be seen from the report of this meeting under “Notes and News,” the result was a lively and practical debate on the Bill. Experienced men in and out of asylums agreed in regretting the troublesome interference with the prompt admission of private patients into institutions for the insane. A curious omission in the clause referring to urgency certificates was pointed out by the Chairman, in his appropriate opening remarks.
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