Mental Treatment Act 1930

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Mental Treatment Act 1930 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that permitted voluntary admission to, and outpatient treatment within, psychiatric hospitals. [1][2]

It also replaced the term "asylum" with "mental hospital".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The history of mental health and community care - key dates". Mind. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Mental Health Act Reform". Retrieved 2010-07-31.