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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of August 31, 2000 No. 123-II

About mental health services

(as amended on 12-09-2019)

I. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of rendering mental health services to the population.

Article 2. Legislation on mental health services

The legislation on mental health services consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about mental health services then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Scope of this Law

Operation of this Law extends to citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan when rendering mental health services to them and is applied to the legal entities specializing in rendering mental health services in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The foreign citizens and stateless persons which are in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan when rendering mental health services to them have all rights established by this Law on an equal basis with citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 4. Mental health services and principles of its rendering

Mental health services include inspection of mental health, prevention, diagnostics, treatment, leaving, medico-social resettlement of persons suffering from mental disturbances on the bases and according to the procedure, the established this Law and other acts of the legislation.

Mental health services to persons suffering from mental disturbances are guaranteed by the state and performed on the basis of the principles of legality, mercy, humanity and observance of rights and freedoms of man and citizen.

Article 5. Guarantees of rendering mental health services and social protection

Are guaranteed by the state:

emergency mental health services;

consulting and diagnostic, medical, psychopreventive, rehabilitation help in extra hospital and stationary conditions;

all types of psychiatric examination, determination of temporary disability;

social legal assistance and assistance in employment of persons suffering from mental disturbances;

solution of questions of guardianship and custody;

consultations according to legal issues and other types of legal aid in mental health facilities;

the social device of disabled people and aged, suffering from mental disturbances, and also care of them;

training of the disabled people and minors suffering from mental disturbances;

mental health services in case of emergency situations.

For providing persons suffering from mental disturbances, mental health services and their social protection the state:

creates all types of the organizations giving extra hospital and stationary mental health services;

will organize receipt of general education and professional training of the minors suffering from mental disturbances;

creates medical production enterprises for labor therapy, training in new professions and employment at these companies of persons suffering from mental disturbances including disabled people, and also special productions, shops or sites with the facilitated working conditions for such persons;

establishes obligatory quotas of workplaces at the companies, in organizations and the organizations of various profile for employment of disabled persons suffering from mental disturbances;

applies methods of economic incentives to the companies, organizations and the organizations providing workplaces for disabled persons suffering from mental disturbances;

takes other measures necessary for social support of persons suffering from mental disturbances.

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