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dc.contributor.authorMoldavsky, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T15:04:48Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T15:04:48Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationMoldavsky, D. & Cohen, H. (2013). The new mental health law in Argentina. International Psychiatry, 10 (1), pp.11-13.en
dc.identifier.other10.1192/S1749367600003544
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/5508
dc.description.abstractThe Argentinean Congreso de la Nacion (National Congress, or Parliament) approved in November 2010 a new Mental Health Law (MHL) (Law 26657, 'Salud Publica. Derecho a la Proteccion de la Salud Mental' [Public Health. The Right to Protect Mental Health]). Although it is not the first law concerning mental health - as several of the provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires (Argentina's capital) have enacted their own - the MHL establishes principles for human rights and the protection of patients, and aims to develop approaches in mental health that are compatible with the most advanced views and legislation from high-income countries. In this paper we report on the most important aspects of the MHL. We highlight areas that represent a change for Argentina, such as the new arrangements for both informal and compulsory admission to hospital.en
dc.description.urihttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-psychiatry/article/new-mental-health-law-in-argentina/9337B80BB1F6423C0F230D810DB28170en
dc.subjectLegislationen
dc.subjectMental healthen
dc.titleThe new mental health law in Argentinaen
dc.typeArticleen


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