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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2014 - SECT 10

Objectives

This Act has the following objectives—

        (a)     to provide for the assessment of persons who appear to have mental illness and the treatment of persons who have mental illness;

        (b)     to provide for persons to receive assessment and treatment in the least restrictive way possible with the least possible restrictions on human rights and human dignity;

        (c)     to protect the rights of persons receiving assessment and treatment;

        (d)     to enable and support persons who have mental illness or appear to have mental illness—

              (i)     to make, or participate in, decisions about their assessment, treatment and recovery; and

              (ii)     to exercise their rights under this Act;

        (e)     to provide oversight and safeguards in relation to the assessment of persons who appear to have mental illness and the treatment of persons who have mental illness;

        (f)     to promote the recovery of persons who have mental illness;

        (g)     to ensure that persons who are assessed and treated under this Act are informed of their rights under this Act;

S. 10(h) amended by No. 52/2017 s. 80(1).

        (h)     to recognise the role of carers in the assessment, treatment and recovery of persons who have mental illness;

S. 10(i) inserted by No. 52/2017 s. 80(2).

              (i)     to promote continuous improvement in the quality and safety of the mental health services provided by mental health service providers.



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