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Development of mental health law in Iran: work in progress

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Mehdi Nasr Esfahani
Affiliation:
Mental Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Gholamreza Mirsepassi
Affiliation:
Iranian Psychiatric Association, email rezamirsepassi@yahoo.com
Mohammad-Kazem Atef-Vahid
Affiliation:
Mental Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract

A brief account of the three stages of development of a new mental health law in Iran is given. At each stage, the expert opinions of mental health professionals and lawyers interested in the rights of psychiatric patients were obtained. The final draft of the law consists of six sections and 50 articles. It has been submitted for ratification by Parliament.

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