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Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994

ACT Government Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Australian Capital Territory 31 December 1994 Legislation/regulation human rights, mental health care, mental health treatment, rehabilitation

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An Act to provide for the treatment, care, control, rehabilitation and protection of mentally dysfunctional or mentally ill persons, and for related purposes.

(a) to provide treatment, care, rehabilitation and protection for mentally dysfunctional or mentally ill persons in a manner that s least restrictive of their human rights;
(b) to provide for mentally dysfunctional or mentally ill persons to receive treatment, care, rehabilitation and protection voluntarily and, in certain circumstances, involuntarily;
(c) to protect the dignity and self-respect of mentally dysfunctional or mentally ill persons;
(d) to ensure that mentally dysfunctional or mentally ill persons have the right to receive treatment, care, rehabilitation and protection in an environment that is the least restrictive and intrusive, having regard to their needs and the need to protect other persons from physical and emotional harm;
(e) to facilitate access by mentally dysfunctional or mentally ill persons to services and facilities appropriate for the provision of treatment, care, rehabilitation and protection.

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