2nd March 2012 - Mental Health Bill passed by Parliament
31st May 2012 - Mental Health Act received Presidential Assent
8th June 2012 – MHA ‘gazetted’ (recorded in the official governmental Ghana gazette)
Next – develop the ‘LI’ (Legislative Instrument) – a more detailed operational MHA. A group is now working on this
And – develop the organogram and role responsibilities within the Mental Health Authority (completed)
And - President to appoint the Mental Health Board (coming soon)
Then – Mental Health Board to present the ‘LI’ to parliament
Question: Can we see a copy of The Mental Health Act ?
Answer: Yes, it has now been officially printed and will be available to us all very shortly.
Read more ……… about drafting the bill since 2004 (see the document called 'Developing the Ghana Mental Health Act' in the 'misc' section at the bottom of the page you link to)