MHCA 2017 17+

Guide to Mental Healthcare Act

Indian Law Society

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MHCA 2017 is an easy-read guide which explains the provisions of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 (MHCA) in a simple manner using examples and interactive features. You can access these features by choosing your user-type (person with mental illness/service user, caregiver, or mental health professional/service-provider) and the State you are residing in.

The MHCA is a law which protects the rights of persons with mental illness who are receiving mental healthcare and treatment. The MHCA lays down the procedures for how persons with mental illness should be provided treatment and care. The MHCA also explains how persons with mental illness can submit complaints if their rights are being violated or if they are unhappy with the treatment being provided to them.

EASY TO READ INFORMATION ON MHCA’s PROVISIONS: Simple and easy to read explanations of the MHCA’s provisions with links to online resources for more information.

APPLICATION TEMPLATES: View and fill application forms for different treatment procedures under the MHCA.

DIRECTORY: State-wise details of the Central & State Mental Health Authorities, Mental Health Review Boards, registered mental health professionals and establishments.

BOOKMARKS: Bookmark and save your favourite information pages so that you can directly view them later.

CHECKLISTS AND COMPLIANCE: Refer to checklists to monitor whether all requirements are being complied for every treatment procedure.

RESOURCES: Access all resources (PDFs, websites, and videos) which are linked in the main information pages of the app.

GLOSSARY: View definitions of important terms and concepts used under the MHCA.

FAQs: View answers to frequently asked questions by persons with mental illness, caregivers and mental health professionals.

The MHCA 2017 app has been developed by the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy, Indian Law Society (ILS), Pune and is supported by Mariwala Health Initiative. In case you want to get in touch with us to know more about the MHCA 2017 app, write to us at

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