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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 North Rhine-Westphalia Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides North Rhine-Westphalia 17 December 1999 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 vorligende Gesetz regelt diese Vorschriften für das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen. Die letzte Änderung des Gesetzes erfolgte am 01.01.2017. Das Gesetz wurde am 02.05.2017 in die MiNDbank hochgeladen.

In Germany mental health laws are formulated on a state level. The mental health law for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia provides standards on "protection" and "support" 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 was last updated on 01/01/2017 and was uploaded to the MiNDbank on 02/05/2017.

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