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Gesetz über Hilfen und Schutzmaßnahmen bei psychischen Krankheiten (PsychKG) (Law on assistance and protection measures for people with mental health disorders)

Government of Berlin Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Berlin 29 June 2016 Legislation/regulation mental health care, public health

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Bezüglich Menschen mit psychischen Krankheiten bestehen in Deutschland Gesetze der einzelnen Bundesländer über „Schutz“ und „Hilfen“ für Menschen mit psychischen Problemen, welche ihnen das Recht auf ein eigenverantwortliches und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der Gemeinschaft sicherstellen sollen, jedoch auch die zuständigen Behörden ermächtigen, im Falle akuter Selbst- oder Fremdgefährdung den Erkrankten gegen seinen Willen in einem psychiatrischen Fachkrankenhaus unterzubringen. Das voliegende Gesetz regelt darüberhinaus die starfrechtsbezogene Unterbringung in einem psychiatrischen Krankenhaus. Das vorliegende Gesetz regelt diese Vorschriften für das Land Berlin. Das Gesetz trat am 29.06.2016 in Kraft und wurde am 16.05.2017 in die MiNDbank hochgeladen.

In Germany mental health laws are formulated on a state level. Mental health laws for the state of Berlin provide standards on "protection" and "help" for people with mental health problems, which are intended to ensure their right to live an autonomous and self-determined life in the community, but also to empower responsible authorities to hospitalize people in acute danger of self-harm or harm to others. The law also regulates the placement of people in a forensic hospital after a decision by a criminal court. The law entered into force on 29/06/2016 and was uploaded to the MiNDbank on 16/05/2017.


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