Mental Health Act, 2019, 2019

Short title: 
Mental Health Act, 2019
Long title: 
An Act to provide for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with mental illness, mental disorder, mental impairment or mental disability; to establish the National Mental Health Council and provide for its functions; provide for mental health services in correctional facilities; give effect to certain provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Principles for the protection of persons with mental illness and the improvement of mental care General Assembly Resolution 46/119 of 17th December, 1991 and other international human rights instruments to which Zambia is a State Party; repeal the Mental Disorders Act, 1949; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.
Year of Act: 
Number of Act: 
No. 6 of 2019
Date of assent: 
11 April 2019
Date of promulgation: 
11 April 2019
Date of commencement: 
11 April 2019
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