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Kerala State Mental Health Authority is the statutory body constituted by Government of Kerala in accordance with section 4 of the Mental Health Act 1987. It was formed in November 1 1993 as per the notification No(P) 122 / 93 Health and Family Welfare Department dated 1/11/1993 by the advice of the Government of India. It is functioning under the superintendence, direction and control of the State Government. The Authority is empowered with

  1. Regulation, development and co-ordination with respect of Mental Health Services under the State Government and all other matters which, under this Act, are the concern of the State Government or any officer or authority subordinate to the State Government

  2. Supervise the psychiatric hospital and psychiatric nursing homes and other Mental Health Service Agencies (including places in which mentally ill persons may be kept or detained) under the control of the State Government

  3. Advise the State Government on all matters relating to mental health 

  4. Discharge such other function with respect to matters relating to mental health as the State Government may require