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The Mental Health Law, 2013

Government of Cayman Islands Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Cayman Islands 17 May 2013 Legislation/regulation involuntary admission, mental health treatment

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This is a law to repeal and replace the Mental Health Law (1997 Revision) to make better provision for persons with serious mental illnesses or mental impairment; and for incidental and connected purposes.

This law consists of the following sections:
1. Short title and commencement
2. Interpretation
3. Application
4. Guardian’s authority takes precedence
5. Request for review
6. Emergency detention order
7. Apprehension of a person suspected to be a danger
8. Observation order
9. Treatment order
10. Temporary holding power
11. Emergency medical treatment order
12. Assisted outpatient treatment order
13. Prisoners remanded but unfit to plead
14. Treatment outside the Islands
15. Enforcement of orders
16. Postal restrictions
17. Power of Youth Court
18. Jurisdiction of the Grand Court over the property of patients and persons under guardianship
19. Powers of the Grand Court exercising jurisdiction under section 18
20. Regulations
21. Penalties
22. Effects of certain provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code (2011 Revision)
23. Repeal of Mental Health Law (1997 Revision)


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