Mental Health Law in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Soosay, Ravi en
dc.contributor.author Kydd, Robert en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-18T03:24:34Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-05 en
dc.identifier.citation BJPsych International, 2016, 13 (2), pp. 43 - 45 en
dc.identifier.issn 0007-1250 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28844 en
dc.description.abstract New Zealand has an established history of mental health legislation that sits within a framework of human rights, disability and constitutional protections. We outline a brief history of mental health legislation in New Zealand since its inception as a modern state in 1840. The current legislation, the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992, defines mental disorder and the threshold for compulsory treatment. We describe its use in clinical practice and the wider legal and constitutional context which psychiatrists need to be aware of in their relationships with patients. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries BJPsych International en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Mental Health Law in New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 43 en
pubs.volume 13 en
pubs.author-url http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/PUBNS_IPv13n2_43.pdf en
pubs.end-page 45 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 527436 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1472-1465 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-05-06 en


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