2014 Mental Health Care Amendment Act repeals 1973 Mental Health Act

On 1 July 2016, the Mental Health Care Amendment Act of 2014, came into effect. This act amends the Mental Health Care Act of 2002. It repeals the 1973 Mental Health Act, as well as providing for delegation of powers by the head of the national Department of Health. The full text of the 2014 Mental Health Care Amendment Act can be found here (1, 2).

  1. Republic of South Africa. Act No. 12 of 2014: Mental Health Care Amendment Act, 2014. (Proclamation No. 427, 2014). Government Gazette 37693:587. 28 May 2014. Act12of2014MentalHealthCare_a.pdf. Accessed 24 July 2016.
  2. Phatshoane Henney Associated Law Firms. Important News, Bulletin 26 of 2016. Bulletin360. 24 June – 1 July 2016. http://www.phfirms.co.za/Publications/Bulletin%2026%20of%202016_MC.pdf. Accessed 24 July 2016.

SOURCE: Africa Health News

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