Decreto-Lei n.º 22/2011
- Emissor:Ministério da Saúde
- Tipo de Diploma:Decreto-Lei
- Páginas:716 - 723
Summary in plain english (Without legal value)
What is it?
This decree-law clarifies the responsibilities of units and teams of continuing mental health care, and people that work in these units and teams, regarding the damage caused by the patients.
The continuing mental health care network serves people with severe mental illness that are dependent on living assistance because they cannot perform daily activities (at a social, familiar or professional level).
What will change?
Carers’ civil liability
Units and teams of continuing mental health care and the people that work in them can be considered liable for damages caused by their patients.
In order to not be liable, they must prove that they fulfilled their duties of care or that the damage would have occurred even if they fulfilled those duties.
National Council of Mental Health
The National Council of Mental Health is responsible for managing and developing the national mental health operating plan. This decree-law determines that from now the National Council of Mental Health must include a representative of the private institutions of social solidarity that work in the mental health sector..
What are its benefits?
This decree-law is intended to:
- clarify the responsibilities of the carers of people with severe mental illness
- include in the definition of the national operating plan for mental health the perspective of the private institutions of social solidarity.
When does it come into effect?
This decree-law comes into effect the first day of the following month after being published.