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Minister of Health and Wellness Introduces New Mental Health Bill

NASSAU, The Bahamas – In keeping with United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, after more than 50 years the Davis Administration has introduced the Mental Health Bill, 2022, for the protection of such individuals in The Bahamas. On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in the House of Assembly, the Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville tabled the Mental Health Bill 2022, intended to repeal and replace the Mental Health Act, 1969. Dr. Darville said he was humbled to introduce the new measure, while underscoring the importance of The Bahamas in doing so. “I am humbled for this opportunity as promised in our Blue Print for Change to bring this piece of legislation to this honorable house, that would both protect and improve the lives of our brothe...