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Loi no.75-80 du 9 juillet 1975, relative au traitement des maladies mentales et au régime d’internement de certaines catégories d’aliénés (Law no.75-80 of 9 July 1975 on the treatment of mental illnesses and to the detention regime for certain categories of alienated persons)

Republic of Senegal National Assembly of Senegal Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Senegal 9 July 1975 Legislation/regulation health promotion, mental health system, public health

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Le traitement des maladies mentales est suivi en cure libre et en milieu ouvert. Toutefois, le régime d’internement peut être ordonné par décision de justice lorsque le malade mental a commis une infraction pénale ou que son comportement constitue un danger pour lui-même ou pour la sécurité publique ou qu’il ne suit pas le traitement ordonné.

The treatment of mental illness is followed by free treatment and open environment. However, the detention regime may be ordered by a court when the mentally ill person has committed a criminal offense or that his behavior is a danger to himself or to public safety or does not follow the orderly handling.

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