The law defines 9 competences of the National Council for Mental Health. Know them

The Mental Health Act governs the competences of the National Council for Mental Health and the law requires the National Council for Mental Health to commit to:

1- Supervision and control of regional mental health councils.

2 Follow the implementation of the provisions of this law in mental health facilities.

3- Establish policies that guarantee respect for the rights and safety of the mentally ill.

4- Publish periodic reports on their work as specified in the regulations implementing this law.

5- Monitor the conditions of hospitalization, detention and treatment of psychiatric patients and ensure that they enjoy the guarantees and rights provided for by this law.

6- Decide on grievances against the decisions of regional mental health councils.

7- Definition of standards for the license issued by the Ministry of Health for the management and operation of mental health facilities, renewing and revoking it.

8- The council must have a technical committee of specialized doctors for the review of patients’ medical records when necessary, in accordance with the provisions of the executive regulation of this law.

9- The council acts as a regional mental health council in governorates where a regional mental health council has not been formed.

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