DRUG DEPENDANT PERSONS (TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

Treatment Centres

2. Treatment Centres.

3. Licensing of private Treatment Centres.

4. Director of Treatment Centers.

5. NDDCB to issue directions.

6. Use of services of Officers of Department of Health, etc.

7. Appointment of Assessment Panels.

8. Appointment of official visitors.

PART II

Voluntary Admission to a Treatment Centre

9. Voluntary admissions.

PART III

Compulsory Admission to a Treatment Centre

10. Compulsory admission to a Treatment Centre.

11. Release of persons from Centres.

PART IV

General

12. Closure of Treatment Centres.

13. Medical Practitioner to specify basis of opinion.

14. Supply of drugs.

15. Indemnity.

16. Proceedings not to be published without permission and confidentiality of records.

17. Striking persons under treatment.

18. Obstruction of employees an offence.

19. Apprehension of persons escaping.

20. Penalty.

21. Regulations.

22. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

23. Interpretation.

54 of 2007.

AN ACT to make provision for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependant persons and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 13th November, 2007]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Drug Dependant Persons (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette (hereinafter referred to as the "appointed date”).

PART I

Treatment Centres

2. Treatment Centres.

For the purposes of this Act the Minister on the recommendation of the National Dangerous Drug Control Board (hereinafter referred to as "NDDCB”) may, by Order published in the Gazette, designate any place or building to be a Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre (hereinafter referred to as a "Treatment Centre”) for the care and rehabilitation of drug dependant persons.

3. Licensing of private Treatment Centres.

(1) Any person may on his own behalf or on behalf of anybody corporate or unincorporated apply to the NDDCB for a license to establish in the premises to be specified in the application, a private Treatment Centre for the care and rehabilitation of drug dependant persons.

(2) If the NDDCB is satisfied that—

(a) the premises are designed in such a manner so as to make it suitable for use as a Treatment Centre;

(b) the facilities available at such Centre are adequate for the carrying out of the objects of the Act;

(c) the staff employed at such Centres possess the prescribed qualifications in order to ensure they are competent to discharge their functions under this Act; and

(d) the arrangements proposed for the management of the Centre are satisfactory, it may grant the applicant a licence subject to any conditions, limitations or restrictions it considers necessary. Such conditions, limitations or restrictions shall be set out, in the licence.

4. Director of Treatment Centers.

(1) The Minister shall on the recommendation of the NDDCB appoint for the purposes of this Act, a person to be the Director of Treatment Centres (hereinafter referred to as "the Director”) to exercise and perform such powers and duties as are assigned to, or imposed on, the Director by this Act or any regulation made thereunder.

(2) For the purpose of ascertaining whether the provisions of this Act are being complied with, the Director or any person authorised to act on his behalf may enter any Treatment Centre designated or licensed under this Act at all reasonable times and make such examinations as he considers necessary thereon for that purpose. He may bring with him such assistants, as he considers necessary for such purpose.

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