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Section 81 Mental Healthcare Act 2017: Central Authority to appoint Expert Committee

Section 81 (Central Authority to appoint Expert Committee to prepare guidance document) under Chapter XI (Mental Health Review Boards) of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 —

❝(1) The Central Authority shall appoint an Expert Committee to prepare a guidance document for medical practitioners and mental health professionals, containing procedures for assessing, when necessary or the capacity of persons to make mental health care or treatment decisions.

(2) Every medical practitioner and mental health professional shall, while assessing capacity of a person to make mental healthcare or treatment decisions, comply with the guidance document referred to in sub-section (1) and follow the procedure specified therein.❞

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