The Mental Healthcare Act `2017

An Act to provide for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

List of Chapters & Sections

  1. PRELIMINARY

  2. MENTAL ILLNESS AND CAPACITY TO MAKE MENTAL HEALTHCARE AND TREATMENT DECISIONS

  3. ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

  4. NOMINATED REPRESENTATIVE

  5. RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

  6. DUTIES OF APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENT

  7. CENTRAL MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

  8. STATE MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

  9. FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

  10. MENTAL HEALTH ESTABLISHMENTS

  11. MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW BOARDS

  12. ADMISSION, TREATMENT AND DISCHARGE

  13. RESPONSIBILITIES OF OTHER AGENCIES

  14. RESTRICTION TO DISCHARGE FUNCTIONS BY PROFESSIONALS NOT COVERED PROFESSION

  15. OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

  16. MISCELLANEOUS