Psychiatry notes

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THE MENTAL HEALTH ACTCHAPTER 248 Enacted by the parliament in 1989 to replace the 1949 mentaltreatment act Come into force on 1st may 1991 Amongs other things it provides for(1) The procedure of reception of patient in mental hospitals(2) The establishment and functions of the Kenya boards of mentalhealth councils as institutions that implement the objective of theact(3) The establishment of mental hospital for the treatment and careof person with mental illnesses(4) Management of estates of persons suffering from mental disorderand(5) Offences that may be committed under the act and sanctionsprescribed for such offencesRECEPTION OF PATIENT The procedure of reception of pt in mental hospitalincudes- The procedure of receiving of voluntary patient intomental hospital and their care- The procedure of receiving and managing ofinvoluntary patients- Emergency admission of pt suffering from mentaldisorder into mental hospital- Admission of pt from foregn countries into our localhealth hospital- Discharge and transfer of pt generallyTHE KENYA BOARD OF MENTALHEALTH4(1)A board is established under this act Kenya Board of mentalhealth(11)The board consist of(a) A chairman who shall be the director of medical services or adeputy director of medical services appointed by the minister(b) One medical practitioner with specialization and exeperince inmental care appointed by the minister(c) One clinical officer with training a

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