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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1999

The Parliament of Victoria Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Australia, Victoria 1 June 1999 Legislation/regulation

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The purpose of this Act is to amend the Mental
Health Act 1986—
(a) In respect of community support services;
(b) To establish a quality assurance committee;
(c) Generally to improve the operation of the Act.

Section Page
1. Purpose 1
2. Commencement 2
3. Principal Act 2
4. Community treatment orders and restricted community treatment
orders 2
5. Licensing of ECT premises 5
6. Register of non-psychiatric treatment 6
7. Powers of authorised psychiatrist 6
8. New Division 3 of Part 6 substituted 6
Division 3—Community Support Services 7
98. Definitions 7
99. Principles for community support services 7
100. Appointment of administrator 8
9. Powers of chief psychiatrist and authorised officers 10
10. New section 106AC inserted 11
106AC. Quality assurance committee 11
11. Community visitors 12
12. Confidentiality 12
13. Members and procedure of the Board 13


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