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  1. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Constitution Reform Commission Act 2022 (Act No. 16 of 2022). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-11-16 | GUY-2022-L-113795

    The Act establishes the Constitution Reform Commission, sets out its terms of reference and membership. The Commission has been set up to review the current Constitution including the future rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of the Guyanese people. The Act expires once the Commission has completed its work and handed in its report.

  2. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Suicide Prevention Act 2022 (Act No. 19 of 2022). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-11-07 | GUY-2022-L-113794

    Establishes the National Suicide Prevention Commission, set out its role and functions including the drafting of suicide prevention policy and centres to provide services including counselling. Includes provisions on referrals by parents, teachers and employers as well as obligation for medical facilities, emergency services, police and mental health workers to report suicides.

  3. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Mental Health Protection And Promotion Act 2022 (Act No. 14 of 2022). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-09-13 | GUY-2022-L-113796

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - The Promotion of Mental Health Services and Access to Mental Health Services
    Part III - Determination of Mental Illness, Capacity and Consent
    Part IV - Human Rights of Person with Mental Illness
    Part V - Nominated Representative and Guardianship
    Part VI - Care and Treatment of Person with Mental Illness
    Part VII - The Mental Health Board
    Part VIII - Offences
    Part IX - Miscellaneous

  4. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Industrial Hemp Act 2022 (Act No. 13 of 2022). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-08-11 | GUY-2022-L-113797

    The Act provides the legal framework for the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp and related products, research and development into the materials as well as setting up the Industrial Hemp Regulatory Authority.

  5. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Nurses and Midwives Act 2022 (Act No. 7 of 2022). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-06-03 | GUY-2022-L-113799

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Nurses and Midwives Council
    Part III - Registration and Licensing
    Part IV - Discipline
    Part V - Offences and Penalties
    Part VI - Miscellaneous

  6. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Natural Resource Fund Act 2021 (Act No. 19 of 2021). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-12-30 | GUY-2021-L-113801

    Establishes the Natural Resource Fund to manage the natural resources of Guyana for the present and future benefit of the people and the sustainable development of the country.

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