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Mental Health Act 2014

Parliament of Victoria Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Australia, Victoria 1 July 2014 Legislation/regulation mental health care, mental health system, mental health treatment

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The purposes of this Act are—
(a) to provide a legislative scheme for the assessment of persons who appear to have mental illness and for the treatment of persons with mental illness; and
(b) to provide for the appointment of the chief psychiatrist; and
(c) to establish the Mental Health Tribunal; and
(d) to establish the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner; and
(e) to continue the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health; and
(f) to provide for the appointment and functions of community visitors; and
(g) to repeal the Mental Health Act 1986; and
(h) to amend the Sentencing Act 1991 and the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997; and
(i) to make consequential and statute law amendments to other Acts.


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