Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law that aims to enhance the delivery of integrated mental health services in the country. The 36-page new law, which was signed by Duterte on June 20, will also promote and protect the rights of persons using psychiatric, neurologic and psychosocial health services. Under the new law, the government should come up with effective leadership and governance for mental health; and should establish a comprehensive and efficient national mental health care system.