Mental Health Care Act

In South Africa, mental health care is regulated by the Mental Health Care Act No 17 of 2002. Overall responsibility lies with the national Department of Health. The Act provides for the care, treatment and rehabilitation of the mentally ill and emphasises the rights of patients.

Mental Health Care Act and Regulations

Mental Health Care Act No 7 of 2002

General Regulations, Government Gazette 40515, 23 Dec 2016

Latest version of Mental Health Care Act (MHCA) regulations. Contains all MHCA forms.