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Ley 4004: Personas con deficiencias mentales, alcohólicos crónicos y toxicómanos -- Normas que regulan su internación y egreso de establecimientos asistenciales. (Law 4004:People with mental disabilities, chronic alcoholics and addicts - Rules governing the admission and discharge of health care facilities)

The Parliament of Argentina Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides, Substance Abuse Legislation Argentina 31 December 1983 Legislation/regulation alcohol, disability, health system, substance use

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Artículo 1º -- La internación de personas en establecimientos públicos o privados de salud mental o de tratamiento para afectados de enfermedades mentales, alcohólicos crónicos o toxicómanos sólo se admitirá:

a) Por orden judicial;

b) A pedido del propio interesado o su representante legal;

c) Por disposición de la autoridad policial en los supuestos y con los recaudos establecidos en el segundo párrafo del art. 482 del Código Civil;

d) En caso de urgencia, a pedido de las personas enumeradas en los incs. 1º a 4º del art. 144 del Código Civil.

Instancia propia o del representante legal


Section 1 - The admission of persons in public or private mental health treatment or suffering from mental illness, chronic alcoholics or drug addicts be allowed only:

a) By court order;

b) At the request of the interested party or his legal representative;

c) Pursuant to the police authority and with the precautions established in the second paragraph of art. 482 of the Civil Code;

d) In case of emergency, at the request of the persons listed in subsections. 1 to 4 of article. 144 of the Civil Code.

Himself or the legal representative

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