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Portaria GM No. 251 (Ordinance GM No. 251)

Ministry of Health; Brazil Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides, Mental Health Service Standards Brazil 31 January 2002 Guidelines involuntary admission, mental health care, service standards

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Estabelece diretrizes e normas para a assistência hospitalar em psiquiatria, reclassifica os hospitais psiquiátricos, define e estrutura a porta de entrada para as internações psiquiátricas na rede do SUS.

This ordinance establishes guidelines and standards for hospital care in psychiatry, reclassifies psychiatric hospitals, defines and structures the gateway for psychiatric admissions in the network of Unified Health System.

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