Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act Law and Legal Definition

The Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act of 1956 intents to improve the mental health care in the state of Alaska. The objects of the Act are:

1. to modernize procedures for hospitalization, care, and treatment;

2. to assist in providing for the Territory necessary facilities for a comprehensive mental-health program in Alaska, including inpatient and outpatient facilities; and

3. to provide for a land grant to the Territory to assist in placing the program on a firm long-term basis.

The Act established the Alaska Mental Trust Authority to carry on the objectives of the act.