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…


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