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South Australia - Legislation

Mental Health Act 1993 (1995 - 2010)

From
1995
To
2010
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/sa/num_act/mha59o1993174/

The Mental Health Act 1993 (Act No.59/1993) was passed on 27 May 1993 and commenced 6 March 1995. Its long title was 'An Act to make provision for the treatment and protection of persons who have a mental illness; to repeal the Mental Health Act 1977; to amend the Adoption Act 1988, the Administration and Probate Act 1919, the Aged and Infirm Persons' Property Act 1940 and the Consent to Medical and Dental Procedures Act 1985; and for other purposes'. It was repealed in 2009 by the Mental Health Act 2009, which commenced on 1 July 2010.

Timeline

 1847 - 1864 Lunacy Act 1847
       1864 - 1914 The Lunatics Act 1864
             1913 - 1936 The Mental Defectives Act 1913
                   1936 - 1995 Mental Defectives Act 1935
                         1995 - 2010 Mental Health Act 1993
                               2010 - Mental Health Act 2009

Sources used to compile this entry:

Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - South Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Christine Moje