The draft law submitted by the government to amend Law No. 71 of 2009 regarding patient psychological care, which was approved by the House of Representatives in a group, regulated the conditions and conditions for the compulsory introduction of any person for treatment in a mental health facility, and these conditions are in accordance with the draft law as follows:
1 – It is not permissible for a person to be compulsorily admitted to treatment in a mental health facility except with the approval of the psychiatrist, when there are clear signs indicating the presence of severe mental illness whose treatment requires entry to a mental health facility, in the following two cases:
The possibility of a severe and imminent deterioration of the mental illness.
– If the symptoms of mental illness represent a serious and imminent threat to the safety, health, or life of the patient, or the safety, health and lives of others.
2- In these two cases, the patient must be refusing to enter the facility to receive the necessary treatment provided that his eligibility and the director of the facility and the National Mental Health Council or the Regional Mental Health Council are informed of the decisions to compel the patient to be compulsory within twenty-four hours of admission, accompanied by a report that includes an evaluation of his health.
3- A physician who does not specialize in psychiatry in one of the mental health facilities stipulated in this law and in the two cases referred to, may enter a patient without his will to assess his condition for a period not exceeding forty-eight hours, based on a written request submitted to the facility by any of the following persons A relative of the patient up to the second degree. One of the specialized police officers. Social worker in the region. The competent health inspector. Consul of the country to which the foreign patient belongs. A psychiatrist who does not work at this facility and does not have a close relationship with the patient or the facility manager up to the second degree. 3- The matter shall be presented to the Public Prosecution within a period not exceeding twenty-four hours to take the necessary measures.
4- The responsible psychiatrist may cancel the compulsory entry before the end of the aforementioned period if his justifications are not valid, provided that he notifies this to both the facility manager and the regional mental health council, noting the patient and his eligibility of this decision.
5- It is not permissible to give the psychological patient any treatment for his condition, whether this treatment is medicinal, psychological or behavioral, and sessions to regulate the rhythm of the brain or any of the therapies used in psychiatry without referring it to this, and it must be referred to the nature of this treatment and its purpose and the effects that may result from it and the alternatives His therapeutic.
6- If the compulsory entry patient refuses to take the prescribed treatment, the responsible psychiatrist shall be obligated to compel him to the treatment, provided that the psychiatrist meets the compulsory treatment procedures before proceeding to do so.
8 – When necessary, the patient may be given two sessions regulating the rhythm of the brain until the evaluation stipulated in this law is conducted in accordance with the controls determined by the executive regulations of this law.
9- The psychiatrist must review the compulsory treatment procedures every four weeks at the most, and these procedures must be reconsidered when the treating psychiatrist makes any fundamental change in the authorized treatment plan.
10 – If compulsory treatment lasts for more than three months, another independent medical evaluation is required.