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Acts Amendment (Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Act 1985 (1985 - 1996)

  • Acts Amendment (Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Act 1985

    Acts Amendment (Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Act 1985, 15 November 1985, courtesy of State Law Publisher of Western Australia.
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From
1985
To
1996
Categories
Amending Act
Website
https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_4062_homepage.html

The Acts Amendment (Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Act 1985 (069 of 1985) amended the Mental Health Act 1962. The term 'intellectually defective' was removed and replaced with 'intellectually handicapped person'. Other amendments made it clear that an intellectual disability was not a mental illness and removed references to training centres and other facilities for people with an intellectual disability.

Amends

  • Mental Health Act 1962 (1962 - 1996)

    The Acts Amendment (Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Act 1985 (s.4) amended the Mental Health Act 1962, replacing the term 'intellectually defective' with 'intellectually handicapped person'.

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Acts Amendment (Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Act 1985
Title
Acts Amendment (Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Act 1985
Type
Document
Date
15 November 1985
Source
State Law Publisher of Western Australia

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