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No. 17 of 2002: Mental Health Care Act

Republic of South Africa The Presidency Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides South Africa 6 November 2002 Legislation/regulation mental health care, mental health service

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The Mental Health Care Act of South Africa (2002)

"To provide for the care, treatment and rehabilitation of persons who are mentally ill; to set out (different procedures to be followed in the admission of such persons; to establish Review Boards in respect of every health establishment; to determine their powers and functions; to provide for the care and administration of the property of mentally ill persons; to repeal certain laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith."

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