MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: Reviewing Mental Health Care and Treatment Act to Ensure Provision of Support Without Impact on Employability

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Source: Asia Pacific Region 2 – Singapore

NOTICE PAPER NO. 2531
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 5 FEBRUARY 2024 

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Patrick Tay Teck Guan
MP for Pioneer

Question No. 5409

To ask the Minister for Health whether there will be a review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act to ensure that those who need care and help are given the necessary help and support without affecting their overall well-being, employment and employability.

Answer

1      The Ministry of Health reviews all our legislation regularly, to ensure that they remain adequate to serve the public interest. The member may wish to give us any specific feedback on the Act’s operation.

2     The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act allows for the admission and detention of any person who is suffering from a mental disorder and who may be at risk of self-harm or causing harm to others in a designated psychiatric institution for mandatory psychiatric assessment and treatment.

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