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Object of the Bill

The object of this Bill is to provide for cal-c and treatment for persons with mental illness, at primary health centres: to provide for the admission in, for the treatment and for the discharge from, health units and mental health units. of persons with mental illness; to ensure that persons with mental illness are enabled to seek treatment voluntarily: to ensure the safety and protection of persons with mental illness and the protection of their rights and the safety of the people who come into contact with them; and to establish the Mental Health Advisory Board. 

Other Attachments

The Mental Health Bill, 2014

Sponsored By Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda (Minister of Health)

Committee: The Committee on Health



First Reading/Committee

First read in the 9th Parliament and re-introduced in the 10th Parliament on the 5th of October, 2015


Second Reading

Bill read for the second time.



Third Reading

Bill is passed by Parliament


Presentation/Waiting Assent

Bill is waiting to be assented by the President



Assented by President

Bill is now an Act.


Bill passed on 2018-12-25

Bill is now an Act.

Bill Withdrawn on

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