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The Chief Psychiatrist is a statutory role with powers and functions relating to the administration of the Mental Health Act 2009 and the standard of mental health care in South Australia.

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11 March 2022

Lifting of Temporary Gazettal Conditions Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

The temporary gazettal conditions applied to two Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) mental health facilities in the Outer South ceased on Thursday 10 March 2022

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22 November 2021

Annual Report of the Chief Psychiatrist 2020-21

The Annual Report of the Chief Psychiatrist 2020-21 is now available

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18 October 2021

Mental Health Services Plan Progress and Implementation Update

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15 October 2021

COVID – 19 Mental Health Review

A commissioned review by UniSA to support mental health recovery planning has just been released.

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