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Ethical aspects of public health legislation: The Mental Health Care Bill, 2011

Harish Thippeswamy, Kausik Goswami, Santosh Chaturvedi

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2012.011


A legal framework is essential to promote and safeguard the interests of persons with mental illness. Since the Indian Lunacy Act, 1912, mental health legislation has come a long way. Currently efforts are underway to modify the existing Mental Health Act taking into account the resolutions under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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