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National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Country Resources Mental Health Service Standards Australia 31 December 2010 Guidelines 9781742412986 community services, mental health care, mental health service, private

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This document outlines a revised set of mental health service standards which can be applied to all mental health services, including government, non-government and private sectors across Australia.

These National Standards for Mental Health Services focus on:
• how services are delivered
• whether they comply with policy directions
• whether they meet expected standards of communication and consent
• whether they have procedures and practices in place to monitor and govern particular
areas—especially those which may be associated with risk to the consumer, or which
involve coercive interventions.


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