Mental Treatment Act 1930

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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]


  1. ^ "The history of mental health and community care - key dates". Mind. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Mental Health Act Reform". Retrieved 2010-07-31.