The law of June 26, 1990 (protection measure of the mental patients) has replaced the old law of collocation of 1850 (review in 1873). Conceived in the line of the principles of the European Convention of the Humans right, it constitutes an important reform of the involuntary treatment of the mental patients and recalls, without any doubt, that the patient is prone of right. The article describes the scope of application of the law of June 26, 1990, and the methods of initiation of a protection measure. Then, the measure in a hospital environment (ordinary procedure and urgent procedure), as well as the measure in a family environment are approached in their waning. Furthermore, the role of the general practitioner is evoked at the various stages of the procedure.
|Translated title of the contribution||The setting in observation: Management in general medicine|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Revue Medicale de Bruxelles|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2004|
- Emergency procedure
- Family cares
- Forensic psychiatry