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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2014 - SECT 6

What is treatment?

For the purposes of this Act—

S. 6(a) amended by No. 15/2015 s. 5(a).

        (a)     a person receives treatment for mental illness if things are done in the course of the exercise of professional skills—

S. 6(a)(i) amended by No. 15/2015 s. 5(b).

              (i)     to remedy the person's mental illness; or

S. 6(a)(ii) amended by No. 15/2015 s. 5(b).

              (ii)     to alleviate the symptoms and reduce the ill effects of the person's mental illness; and

        (b)     "treatment" includes electroconvulsive treatment and neurosurgery for mental illness.



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