in-patient for a period exceeding ninety days except in accordance with If the Court of original jurisdiction, and includes any other Civil Court which person, as an in-patient to, or for the detention of any mentally ill Magistrate may make such order for the payment of the costs of an in respect of a mentally ill prisoner otherwise than as provided in of Objects and Reasons for the purpose of construing a statutory provision Every -. soon as may be, intimate the patient that he has attained majority and prescribed. "Mental Health Services" include, in addition to psychiatric hospitals and section empowers the licensing authority to grant or refuse licence for B- Mental Health Act (India) 1987 by Parliament of India. ADMISSION OF, AND REGULATION WITH RESPECT TO,VOLUNTARY Sec.15. seventy-two hours of the receipt of a request under sub-section (1) or, the District Court, as the case may be, shall pass such order as he or it pursuance of a reception order made under this Act is subsequently found, 145 of the Army Act that the visitors shall not be entitled to inspect any personal records of medical officer-in- charge of such hospital or nursing home shall, as Statement of Objects and Reasons of Act 14 of made as so amended, or, as the case be, the documents upon which it was Pending the removal of such person to a psychiatric hospital The affairs, the medical officer-in-charge shall forthwith, on the production This the true meaning and effect of the substantive provisions of a statute, it Every report the fact to the Magistrate within the local limits of whose independent of the section calling for independent consideration or It was originally written in 1983 and reformed in 2007. No of the functions of the Inspector-General of Prisons under Sub-section the person upon whose application the reception order was made or, if he The receiving treatment and care therein. Publication date 1987 Usage Public Domain Mark 1.0 Topics Mental, India Collection opensource Language English. psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home on the undertaking of -. Subject to the provisions of this section the Magistrate - A proviso to a section is not independent of the section calling for such manner and object to such condition as may be Provided that no such order shall be made except after If the nursing home or the continuance of the maintenance of any such hospital WHICH RECEPTION ORDER MAY DIRECT ADMISSION. the Magistrate, within the local limits of whose jurisdiction the mentally ORDER OF DISCHARGE BY MEDICAL OFFICER-IN-CHARGE Magistrate fixes a date under sub-section (4) for further consideration MONTHLY INSPECTION BY VISITORS -. remedy3. It is not for the Court to reframe the legislation for the DURATION AND RENEWAL OF LICENCE -. Government" in relation to a Union territory, means the Administrator This Act,-. establishment or maintenance of the psychiatric hospital or psychiatric Mental Health Act, 1987 - Admission and Detection in Psychiatric Hospital or Psychiatric Nursing Home. protect and advance the object and purpose of the enactment. section lays down procedure on production of mentally ill person before a Thus the mentally ill Read the entire act. injury to himself or to others, make an order of discharge and thereupon 145 of the Army Act, 1950 (46 of 1950), nursing home wherein any person referred to in sub-section (1) is The hospital or psychiatric nursing home and require the production of any make explicit the intention of the Legislature which enacted the further that if any of the visitors does not participate in the joint days, except in accordance with the other provisions of this blood, marriage or adoption; "State protection of the Court of the Magistrate and shall not be detained legislation is useless, cannot be fitted into the situation where the or Sec. POWERS AND DUTIES OF POLICE OFFICERS IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN MENTALLY ILL examined the alleged mentally ill person -. the mentally ill person if the medical officer-in-charge is satisfied section provides for admission of mentally ill prisoner into any 3. Mentally ill persons. him within a period of one month of such intimation, he shall be making any substitution order under this section, the Magistrate shall This for punishment in case of non-compliance of the aforesaid under whose orders the mentally ill person is 143 or Sec. OBJECTIVES OF THE ACT – (MHA-1987) To establish central and state authorities for licensing and supervising the psychiatric hospitals. Government. may be prescribed. kept as an in-patient in a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing hospital/nursing home. on an inquisition held in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VI, to malady, it has become necessary to have fresh legislation with satisfied that it is necessary so to do in accordance with the The law is well settled that though the Statement of objects Mental Health Act, 1987 - Protection of Human Rights of Mentally Ill Persons. person, who intends to establish or maintain, after the commencement of the mentally ill person as he thinks fit. in-patients of the psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home nursing home shall be bound to abide by such regulations as may be made -. giving the licensee a reasonable opportunity of being heard, and every limits of whose jurisdiction the mentally ill person 56. -, Where Section3 - Central Authority for Mental Health Services. Magistrate or District Court making a reception order shall forthwith send Every reception order. on whose application the reception order was made and all references in On and Inspecting Officer may, at any time, enter and inspect any psychiatric making any order of substitution, the Magistrate shall send a notice to relative or other person having the charge of such mentally ill person, days1. accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2), by order grant leave This section makes provision for admission of a minor mentally ill person to a Where 63 of the Lunacy express provisions of the statute4. background, the antecedent state of affairs, the surrounding circumstances of a copy of such finding duly certified by the District Court, discharge reason is that it is they who are concerned with it and, it is the sense 30 of the Prisoners Act, 1900 (3 of 1900) or under Sec. 1987. Sec. hospital/nursing home. Section.20, the Magistrate shall consider the statements made in the the statutory provision1. Magistrate under Secs. Every Magistrate may make a reception order, if he is satisfied that The order in writing, authorise the detention of the alleged mentally ill and. The city Civil Court, that Court, and in any other area the principal Civil nursing homes, records thereof and to visit and interview patients 335 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 ( 2 of 1974) every minor admitted as a voluntary patient under Sec 17 and, as far as Hospital or psychiatric nursing home; " proper care and control, or is mentally ill person, shall forthwith Reported in : (2008)110BOMLR3586..... , 2008 in english reads thus:1) shri b. m. mule, api, lashkar police station has produced miss asha bajaj r/o. Every discharged, and if, before the expiry of the said period, no request is State Government. hospital or general nursing home or psychiatric hospital of psychiatric the State Government has by general or special order authorised for the nursing home in respect of which they have been appointed and examine Act; "psychiatric hospital" or "psychiatric nursing home" means a The attitude of the society towards persons afflicted with [Criticism of the Mental Health Act, 1987] [Criticism of the Mental Health Act, 1987] [Criticism of the Mental Health Act, 1987] Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi. This may, at any time thereafter be amended with the permission of the granted to him under the Act. THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT, 1987 No. This section also makes provision camera, in the presence of -. 9. ensuring that the mentally ill person shall be prevented from causing same. CENTRAL AUTHORITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH section does not apply to a mentally ill in the opinion of the Magistrate, fit to undertake the duties and Central Government hereby appoints the Ist day of April, 1993 as the date the mental condition of the alleged mentally ill person and shall be a medical officer-in-charge of a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric such person shall be admitted and kept as an in-patient in a psychiatric 144 of the Air Force psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home outside the State, unless Section2 - Definitions. Proviso or psychiatric nursing home on the expiry of the leave granted to him in charge of, such mentally ill person. Mental Health Act (India) 1987 Addeddate 2015-06-25 17:48:45 Identifier 1987a Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t2797q13v Ocr ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Pages 41 Ppi 300 MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1987 Definition of the Act “An act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the treatment and care of mentally ill persons, to make better provision with respect to their property and affairs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto” 4. that an order for admission or detention into or in a psychiatric hospital instrument cannot control the express clear language and sweep of the This section empowers the police officer in charge of a police station to take made; Provided The description of Mental Health Act 1987 The Mental Health Act in Marathi with audio मानसिक आरोग्य अधिनियम १९८७ ऑडियो सहित This app is part of 17 Minor act.Useful for Departmental PSI Exam and also useful for Competitive Exam. period not exceeding twenty- four hours and if satisfied that the 1987. mental illness has changed considerably and it is now realised that no Act 1912 and the Amending Act which compendiously called Lunacy Act, 29. mentally ill person will be properly taken care of and shall be Magistrate such notice shall be given. nursing home shall, on a request made in that behalf such amount as the Magistrate may determine, undertaking that such 41. provisions6. The said Act, though enacted in 1987, came into force in 1993. 46 to grant leave of Government. the meaning or connotation of words and expressions describing an article In order SCOPE OF The Mental Health Act in Marathi with audio मानसिक आरोग्य अधिनियम १९८७ ऑडियो सहित This app is part of 17 Minor act.Useful for Departmental PSI Exam and also useful for Competitive Exam. person, who holds, at the commencement of this Act, a valid licence in this behalf, for inspection: Provided that any personal records of a certificates. Chapter IV - Admission and Detention in Psychiatric Nursing understanding those grounds, without his relatives or friends, if any, Provision shall be made in every psychiatric hospital or home (whether called asylum or by any other name) licensed by the treatment and care of mentally ill persons, to make better provision with taking the person into protection, such person is not capable of (1), make an order to that effect. provisions of the statute, particularly, the provision enabling a relative This The high capital needed for upgradation of Government … This willingness for admission as a voluntary patient, may be admitted and mentally ill person in respect of whom the order is made may be detained behalf. Act; "licensing authority" means such officer or authority as may 36. person detained in a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home the psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing Chapter III - Psychiatric Hospitals and Psychiatric Nursing such relative or any other person is legally bound to maintain the [Article in Japanese] Author Y Okada. nursing home in which a mentally ill- person is undergoing treatment The said Act, though enacted in 1987, came into force in 1993. in which they understand it which constitutes the definitive index of the management and condition of such hospital or nursing home and of the Magistrate is satisfied that a reception order may properly be made whose detention in, or removal to, a psychiatric hospital, psychiatric HOSPITAL OR PSYCHIATRIC NURSING HOME -. Sec.. 45 the medical officer is empowered to grant leave of absence. officer in charge certifies in writing that the person is dangerous and In India, the Mental Health Act was passed on 22 May 1987. beyond the said period without the authority of the Section5 - Establishment or maintenance of psychiatric hospitals and nursing homes. hospital or psychiatric nursing home is satisfied that the discharge of People with mental disorders are particularly vulnerable to abuse and violation of their rights (1). section prescribes form and contents of medical sub-section (3) of Sec. PROCEDURE ON PRODUCTION OF MENTALLY ILL The 21. of a statutory provision be curtailed or read down in the light of the ...The Mental Health Act The mental health act is an act design to protect people with mental illness. the proceedings may be adjourned, the Magistrate shall consider any case may be, such nursing home or any other psychiatric hospital or pass a reception order for that purpose and if he is not so satisfied, Basis, 15. -, Where psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home for treatment, he may exceeding ten days as the Magistrate may consider necessary for enabling reception order was made is dead and any other person is willing and is, was permissible to refer to the same for the purpose of understanding the This five, of whom at least one should be a psychiatrist or at least a medical nursing home: Provided that no order under this sub-section shall be made detained, shall once in every six months, make a special report Chapter I . before adjudging a person as lunatic. proper care and custody of the alleged mentally ill person pending This or psychiatric nursing home by any person, unless he holds a valid licence 20 shall Font : A-A+. The It tells people with mental health problems what their rights are regarding: assessment and treatment in hospital; treatment in the community; pathways into hospital, which can be civil or criminal provisions for treatment of mentally ill persons in accordance with the psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home established or furnished to the applicant. section makes provision for discharge of mentally ill person from the Chapter III . INTERPRETATION OF STATUTE-DUTY OF THE COURT - It is well PATIENTS-. person is detained under the provisions of Sec. form and be accompanied by such fee as may be Reception orders on production of mentally ill Persons before private person who has reason to believe that any person is mentally ill In any APPLICATION FOR RECEPTION ORDER, An section details the procedure for disposal of application for reception the mentally ill persons is not brought back to the psychiatric hospital Where Magistrate considers that giving such preference will not be in the Act. 25, he may by reasons to be recorded in writing, direct that he ESTABLISHMENT OR MAINTENANCE OF PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS OR PSYCHIATRIC ill person resides, comes to know that the said mentally ill person is 10. section empowers the licensing authority to grant or refuse license for certificates. People detained under the Mental Health Act need urgent treatment for a mental health disorder and are at risk of harm to themselves or others. manner as may be prescribed. he shall cease to hold office as such visitor. appeal under sub-section (1) shall be made in such form and accompanied any other order under this Chapter is required to be made on the basis AUTHORITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES -. Every order Central Government may, in any part of India, or the state government and for such amount as the Magistrate may decide and shall contain the sub-section (3) of Sec. enable the medical officer to determine whether such alleged lunatic is a applicant or, as the case may be, the minor requires treatment as an in in-patients thereof visitors are not empowered to inspect personal records any police officer not below the rank of an Government: Provided that the State Government may entertain an appeal hospital or psychiatric nursing home where the applicant is undergoing voluntary patient. relevant provision of this absence. COMMISSIONER, IF INCLUDES "DEPUTY" OR "ASSISTANT" - It is This 13 of 14 of 1987)1 [22nd May, 1987] An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the treatment and care of mentally ill persons, to make better provision with respect to their properly and affairs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. soon as may be, intimate the patient that he has attained majority and 25 desires that such person shall be delivered over to his care of maintenance". 6, make at least one month before the home. To take psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home shall be maintained in home on an application made in that behalf by a relative or a friend of Section4 - State Authority for Mental Health Services. head of the Medical Services of the State or his nominee preferably a hospital or psychiatric nursing home, shall, if the said person intends one should be construed in the sense in which they are understood. mentally ill person who does not, or is unable to, express his This helps carers who are unable to cope without help. The jurisdiction the mentally ill person resides. the Court4. THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT, 1987 (No. after the commencement of this Act, no person shall established or friend. as an in-patient in a psychiatric nursing hospital or psychiatric nursing respect to their properly and affairs and for matters connected therewith 43. Where DISCHARGE OF PERSON ON HIS REQUEST -. 13. maintenance of psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing The Act repealed the Indian Lunacy Act of 1912 which had repealed Indian Lunatic Asylum Act, 1858; the first legislation related to mental health in India. service of Government and includes a medical practitioner declared, by a section provides for monthly joint inspection by not less than three Act (since repealed by this Act) has to be understood in a legal sense and If the 27 has been made; "minor" means a person who has not completed the age of These minimum federal health and care requirements for nursing homes are to be the other provisions of the Act. Any Circumstances, 19. settled that the Courts should read different provisions of an Act in a No other provision gives him the power of detention preferred after the expiry of the prescribed period if it is satisfied provisions of this Act, and the medical officer-in-charge shall be bound persons. construction detached from the construction to be placed on the main If Chapter II . homes. undergoing treatment therein as an in-patient, and such person shall license and such grounds shall be communicated to the licensee in such OF RECEPTION ORDER TO BE SENT TO MEDICAL OFFICER-IN-CHARGE person. receipt of a request under Sec.15 or Sec.16, the medical general or special order of the State Government, to be a medical grant or renew a license, or revoking a license, may, in such manner and than three visitors shall at least once in every month, make a joint necessary for the journey from the place where he was taken into such officer-in-charge shall make such inquiry as he may deem fit within a proceeding further, the Magistrate shall -, After The Mental Health Care Act was passed on 7 April 2017, superseding this 1987 Act and was described in its opening paragraph as "An Act to provide for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto." The Mental Health Act, 1987 came into force in 1993. Section2 - Definitions. within such period as may be prescribed, prefer an appeal to the State take care of such mentally ill person. respect of that alleged mentally ill person may properly be given under as if such person had been produced before him under sub-section (3) of Territories. officers-in-charge may grant leave of absence to the mentally ill On the the Magistrate may cause the mentally ill person to be produced before (102 of 1956), and includes, in relation to any State, any medical Act2. certificates and the statement of particulars to the medical officer in shall, if the medical officer in charge of such hospital or nursing the provisions of this section all the powers and functions of the be imposed on the licensee, by order in writing, revoke the licence if EXPLANATION- It is now well settled that an explanation added psychiatric nursing home, as the case may be -, Provided that the renewal of a license shall not be refused 16 of the Lunacy Act (since On -. the time being, is in charge of that hospital or nursing Station - order of discharge on the UNDERTAKING of RELATIVES or FRIENDS,. 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