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Mental Treatment Act 1917 (1917 - 1927)

  • Mental Treatment Act 1917

    Mental Treatment Act 1917, 28 March 1917, courtesy of State Law Publisher of Western Australia.
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From
1917
To
1927
Categories
Principal Act
Website
https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/law_a6803.html

The Mental Treatment Act 1917 (7 Geo. V No. 29) allowed people returning from World War I service with 'mental disorders' to be admitted to mental health institutions without the stigma of being certified as insane. It would have been possible for returning service personnel under 21 years of age to be admitted under this Act.

Timeline

 1917 - 1927 Mental Treatment Act 1917
       1927 - Mental Treatment Act 1927

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Mental Treatment Act 1917
Title
Mental Treatment Act 1917
Type
Document
Date
28 March 1917
Source
State Law Publisher of Western Australia

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Understanding and interpreting mental health legislation and certification documents, 1871-1962
Title
Understanding and interpreting mental health legislation and certification documents, 1871-1962
Type
Document
Date
2012
Source
Dr Philippa Martyr, Department of Health, Western Australia

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Mental Treatment Act 1917 [Document], Date: 28 March 1917; Understanding and interpreting mental health legislation and certification documents, 1871-1962 [Document], Date: 2012.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser