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=> Health is a State subject under Schedule VII.
=> Thus Mental Health Act, 2017 will be implemented in Assam through rules formulated by Assam government.
=> But Assam yet to come up with State rules for Mental Health Act, 2017.
=> You can mention this if a question comes on rising suicide cases and mental health issues in Assam.
Mental Health Act, 2017 :
=> It is an act to provide for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services.
Rights of People with Mental Health issues:
1. Right to make an Advance Directive
2. No Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) without anesthesia
3. Right to appoint a Nominated Representative
4. Attempt to commit suicide not an offence.Earlier Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code criminalized attempted suicide.
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