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Amendment of Mental Health Act 2007

Doc type: Information Bulletin

Doc No.: IB2009_006

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Mental Health
Clinical/ Patient Services - Medical Treatment
Clinical/ Patient Services - Nursing and Midwifery

Summary
The Mental Health (Criminal Procedure) Act 1990 has been renamed and revised. The amended Act will be renamed the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 on 1 March 2009 when the amended Act commences. As a result of the commencement of the amended Act, the Mental Health Act 2007 will also be amended. The Information Bulletin provides information on the key changes to the Mental Health Act 2007.

Date of Publication: 26 February 2009

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Non Declared, Affiliated Health Organisations - Declared, Community Health Centres, Divisions of General Practice, NSW Ambulance Service, NSW Dept of Health, Public Hospitals

Audience: Administration, all clinical mental health staff, emergency departments

Distributed to: Public Health System, Community Health Centres , Divisions of General Practice, Health Associations Unions, Health Professional Associations and Related Organisations, NSW Ambulance Service , NSW Department of Health, Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 26 February 2014

File No: 08/7194

Status: Active

File link: Amendment of Mental Health Act 2007
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Amendment of Mental Health Act 2007

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