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Ley No. 12-06 - Ley sobre salud mental (Act No. 12-06 - Mental Health Act)

Dominican Republic Secretary of Public Health and Social Welfare Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Dominican Republic 3 February 2006 Legislation/regulation human rights, mental health care, social security

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La Ley No. 12-06 sobre salud mental fue publicada el 3 de febrero de 2006 por la Secretaría de Estado de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social. La ley tiene por objeto regular el derecho a la mejor atención disponible en materia de salud mental de todas las personas en el ámbito de lo dispuesto en la Ley General de Salud, atención que será parte del sistema de asistencia sanitaria y social.

The Act Number 12-06 on Mental Health was published on February 3, 2006 by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Dominican Republic. The act aims at regulating people’s right to a better mental health care, within the scope of the General Health Act. This mental health care will be part of the health ans social care system.

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