Section 115 in The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

Title: Presumption of severe stress in case of attempt to commit suicide

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to have severe stress and shall not be tried and punished under the said Code. (2) The appropriate Government shall have a duty to provide care, treatment and rehabilitation to a person, having severe stress and who attempted to commit suicide, to reduce the risk of recurrence of attempt to commit suicide.

Title: Bar of jurisdiction

Description: No civil court shall have jurisdiction to entertain any suit or proceeding in respect of any matter which the Authority or the Board is empowered by or under this Act to determine, and no injunction shall be granted by any court or other authority in respect of any action taken or to be taken in pursuance of any power conferred by or under this Act.

Title: Transitory provisions

Description: The Central Government may, if it considers so necessary in the interest of persons with mental illness being governed by the Mental Health Act, 1987 (14 of 1987), take appropriate interim measures by making necessary transitory schemes.

Title: Chairperson, members and staff of Authority and Board to be public servants

Description: The chairperson, and other members and the officers and other employees of the Authority and Board shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860)

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the appropriate Government or against the chairperson or any other member of the Authority or the Board, as the case may be, for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or any rule or regulation made thereunder in the discharge of official duties