CHAPTER 305 - MENTAL DISORDERS ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Mental Disorders Regulations

MENTAL DISORDERS REGULATIONS

[Section 39]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Institution

   3.   Hospitals, prison, etc., for observation

   4.   Places of detention

   5.   Prescribed forms

      SCHEDULE

[Regulations by the Minister]

Act 50 of 1963,

GN 320 of 1950,

GN 58 of 1951,

GN 75 of 1951,

GN 424 of 1961,

SI 163 of 1965,

SI 316 of 1967.

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Mental Disorders Regulations.

2.   Institution

The following mental hospitals or other places shall be institutions or places under section 2 of the Act for the reception, treatment, or detention of two or more persons suffering from any mental disorder or defect–

      (a)   Livingstone General Hospital;

      (b)   The Government Prison, Livingstone;

      (c)   Lewanika District Hospital, Mongu;

      (d)   Lusaka Mental Hospital;

      (e)   Ndola General Hospital;

      (f)   Matero Rehabilitation Hostel, Lusaka.

[Am by GN 424 of 1961; SI 163 of 1965, 316 of 1967.]

3.   Hospitals, prison, etc., for observation

The following hospitals, prisons and places have been prescribed as suitable for observation under section 8 of the Act–

      (a)   all hospitals administered by the Government;

      (b)   the Central Prisons at Chipata, Kabwe, Kasama, Livingstone, Lusaka and Mongu; and

      (c)   all other prisons situated in places where a Government Medical Officer is stationed.

[Am by Act 50 of 1963.]

4.   Places of detention

The following places have been prescribed under section 13 of the Act as places in which a control order may specify that a patient be detained–

      (a)   all hospitals administered by the Government; and

      (b)   all places declared to be prisons under section 3 of the Prisons Act.

[Am by GN 75 of 1951; Act 50 of 1963.]

5.   Prescribed forms

The forms set out in Schedule have been prescribed for use under the appropriate sections of the Act.

SCHEDULE

[Regulation 5]

PRESCRIBED FORMS

MENTAL DISORDERS ACT

FORM 1

[Section 10]

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

Part 1

(To be completed in all cases)

I, the undersigned .................................................................................................... (full names)being a registered medical practitioner residing at ..................................................................................................................................... do hereby certify that on the ............................... day of ............................................................................................ 20 ..........at ................................................................ I personally examined ............................................ .................................................................................................................................. (full names)
a* .............................................................................................................................................. of
..................................................................................................................................... (address)
and am of the opinion that ........................................................................................................ is
a mentally disordered or defective person within the meaning of the above Act, and as such requires care, treatment or control,** or is a mentally normal person.

Part II (To be completed only if in your opinion the said person is mentally disordered or defective)

1. The following are the facts observed by me on the occasion of the examination aforesaid, on which my opinion is based:

2. I make this further statement with respect to the said person—

      (a)   The following facts, indicating mental disorder or defect on the part of the said person, have been observed by me on occasions other than the date of examination aforesaid (set out date or approximate date of observation and facts observed) ....................................................................
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      (b)   The following facts concerning the said person, indicating mental defect, have been communicated to me by (set out facts communicated by other persons, together with the names and addresses of such persons): ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

      (c)   In my opinion the said person may be properly classified as being mentally disordered or mentally infirm, or an idiot, or an imbecile, or feeble-minded, or a moral imbecile.

      (d)   In my opinion the factors which have caused the mental disorder or defect of the said person are the following:
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