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Mental Health Act

Anguilla The Attorney General’s Chambers Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Anguilla 31 October 2006 Legislation/regulation mental health facility, mental health treatment, severe mental illness

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The Mental Health Act, came into force on 31 October 2006 and is enshrined in the Revised Statutes of Anguilla, Chapter M72. The Act addresses issues related to: admission and detention of a person suffering from mental disorders; administration – duties towards the patient, communication by and to patients; visiting hours; treatment and security of patients; leave of absence from the facility; return of formal patients to the facility; and transfer to Anguilla and transfer out of Anguilla. In addition, the Act addresses treatment and control of patients (mental competence, competence to make treatment decisions, treatment decisions on behalf of formal patients, objection to treatment, and control of patient without his/her consent). Discharge of patients (removal after discharge) and the appointment of a Review Panel are also items in the law. The Act includes standardized documentation, such as: an admission certificate, renewal certificate, competence to make treatment decisions; warrant order and other pertinent forms. The Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing other forms and their use.

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