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Chief Psychiatrist Policies

Queensland Advocacy Inc. made submissions on the first round of draft Chief Psychiatrist Policies that will be implemented under the new Mental Health Act 2016 (Qld). The Chief Psychiatrist Policies will be binding on all persons who work in authorised mental health services in Queensland.

QAI’s submissions provided recommendations to ensure these Policies recognise and protect the fundamental rights of those involuntarily detained and treated for mental illness and intellectual disability. The Policies will also have implications for lawyers and advocates providing representation before the Mental Health Review Tribunal under the new Act.