The Executive Yuan passed the draft amendment to the Mental Health Law on the 13th of this month . This amendment includes five major priorities: emphasizing the promotion of mental health, actively deploying community mental health centers and diverse community support resources, and strengthening patient notification. With the advanced front-end prevention and crisis management, mandatory hospitalization to adopt the principle of judge's reservation, and protection of patients' rights and interests. We express our admiration and gratitude for the government's efforts and policies to strengthen the social safety net by amending mental health laws.
According to the plan of the Department of Psychology and Oral Health of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 71 community mental Shadow Making health centers (hereinafter referred to as “heart health centers”) will be built in the next few years. It is expected that by 2025, 800 professionals will be employed, including psychologists and social workers etc. Each heart health center has one staffing director and one executive secretary, and the center is divided into a case management team and a mental health team. The author would like to make the following suggestions for the establishment of the community mental health centers and how to provide public-related mental health services (Articles 19 and 27 of the draft amendment). It is recommended to position the Heart Health Center as a full-service institution that provides primary prevention, secondary consultation and treatment, and tertiary rehabilitation.
In terme community in need. When we position the heart health center as a service organization, in terms of organizational design, the director and secretary can be set up in the same way as the health service center. However, for the grouping within the center, the author suggests not to be divided into case management group and mental health group, but to be divided into two to three groups according to the s More about this source textSource text required for additional translation information Send feedback Side panels