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Policy guideline on 72-Hour Assessment of Involuntary Mental Health Care Users

Ministry of Health; Republic of South Africa Country Resources Mental Health Service Standards South Africa 31 December 2012 Guidelines 978-1-920031-73-2 quality care, service standards

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the purpose of this document is to;

- To guide provincial heads of health on the requirements for listing of facilities to conduct 72-hour assessments.

- To provide procedures to be followed when conducting 72-hour assessments on involuntary mental health care users.

-To provide clinical management guidelines on the assessment and treatment of
mental health care users during 72-hour assessments.


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