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INDIAN MENTAL HEALTH ACT. PRESENTED BY DONA ROSLIND THOMAS 1 YEAR MSc(N). MENTAL HEALTH ACT-1987. The mental health bill became the act 14 of 2 nd may 1987. CHAPTER-1 PRELIMINARY INFORMATION. MENTALLY ILL PERSON MENTALLY ILL PRISONER COST OF MAINTENANCE DISTRICT COURT

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Indian mental health act

INDIAN MENTAL HEALTH ACT

PRESENTED BY

DONA ROSLIND THOMAS

1 YEAR MSc(N)


Mental health act 1987

MENTAL HEALTH ACT-1987

  • The mental health bill became the act 14 of 2nd may 1987


Chapter 1 preliminary information

CHAPTER-1PRELIMINARY INFORMATION

  • MENTALLY ILL PERSON

  • MENTALLY ILL PRISONER

  • COST OF MAINTENANCE

  • DISTRICT COURT

  • INSPECTING OFFICER

  • LICENSE

  • LICENSEE

  • LICENSED PSY.HOSPITAL/NURSING HOME


Conti

CONTI….

  • LICENCING ATHORITY

  • MEDICAL OFFICER

  • MEDICAL OFFICER INCHARGE

  • MEDICAL PRACTITIONER

  • MINOR

  • PSY.HOSPITAL/PSY.NURSING HOME

  • PSYCHIATRIST

  • RECEPTION ORDER

  • TEMPORARYTRY TREATMENT ORDER


Chapter 2 mental health authority

CHAPTER-2MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

  • Establishment of central and state authority for regulation and co-ordination of mental health services


Chapter 3 psy hospitals nsg home

CHAPTER-3PSY.HOSPITALS/NSG HOME

ADMISSION,TREATMENT AND CARE OF MENTALLY PERSONS

Separate hospital facilities for those who

-Under the age of 18 yrs

-Addicted to alcohol or drugs

-have been convicted for any offence


Discharge

DISCHARGE

DISCHARGE OF A PATIENT ADMITTED

  • VOLUNTARY BASIS

  • SPCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

  • RECEPTION ORDER

  • BY POLICE

  • MENTALLY ILL PRISONER


Judicial inquision

JUDICIAL INQUISION

  • A guardian may be appointed by the court of law on behalf of alleged mentally ill person incapable of looking after self and property

  • Every 6months the manager gives an inventoryof the immovable property of the mentally ill person


Protection of human rights of mentally ill person

PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF MENTALLY ILL PERSON

Mentally ill person under treatment shall not be subjected to mechanical restraint or other harsh measure unless the medical practitioner concerned is satisfied that there is compelling circumstances which justify resort to any such measure


Penalty and procedures

PENALTY AND PROCEDURES

  • Deals with penalties which can be relatively severe and explict for contravening them


Miscellaneous

MISCELLANEOUS

It deals with clarification pertaing to certain procedures to be followed by medical officer incharge of the psy.hospital/nsg home


Thank you

THANK YOU


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