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Mental Health and Related Services Act

Australia Government of Northern Territory Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Northern Territory 17 March 2004 Legislation/regulation mental health service

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An Act to provide for the care, treatment and protection of people with mental illness and for related purposes.

The objects of this Act are –
(a) to provide for the care, treatment and protection of people with mental illness while at the same time protecting their civil rights;
(b) to establish provisions for the care, treatment and protection of people with mental illness that are consistent with the United Nations' Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care, the Australian Health Ministers' Mental Health Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and the National Mental Health Plan;
(c) to establish provisions for the review of the voluntary and involuntary admission of people into approved treatment facilities and the treatment provided to people in approved treatment facilities;

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