The draft law stipulated that the National Council for Mental Health:
1- Supervising and controlling the regional mental health councils.
2- Follow up the implementation of the provisions of this law in mental health facilities.
3- Establishing policies that ensure respect for the rights and safety of mental patients.
4- Publication of periodic reports on its activities according to what is specified by the executive regulations of this law.
5- Monitor the conditions of entry, detention and treatment of mental patients and ensure that they enjoy the guarantees and rights stipulated in this law.
6- Deciding on grievances against the decisions of the regional councils of mental health.
7- Setting standards for licensing issued by the Ministry of Health to manage and operate mental health facilities, and to renew and cancel them.
8 – The council shall have a technical committee of specialized doctors to review patient records when necessary, in accordance with what is included in the executive regulations of this law.
9- The council exercises the competences of the regional council for mental health in the governorates in which no regional council for mental health has been formed.