China adopts first mental health law

[JURIST] China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) [official website] on Friday adopted the nation’s first mental health law to protect the rights of the mentally ill, according to a report [text] by the country’s state-run news agency. The new law is designed to protect the safety and privacy of individuals with mental illnesses. The law specifically aims to protect the identities and personal information of individuals receiving care in psychiatric facilities. The law is also designed to curb the wrongful institutionalization…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2012/10/china-adopts-first-mental-health-law.php

legal help legal information legal news legal services

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: