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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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4 December 2020

Annual Report of the Chief Psychiatrist

The 2019-20 Annual Report of the Chief Psychiatrist is now available

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18 August 2020

Chief Psychiatrist Gazettal Conditions - Recent Statements

The Chief Psychiatrist recently placed gazettal conditions on services within two Local Health Networks (LHNs).

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30 October 2019

A new plan for mental health services

The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist and the SA Mental Health Commission have released a new plan today for the future direction of South Australia’s mental health services.

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20 June 2019

Changes to the legislative options available for forensic mental health patients

Amendments to Part 8A of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the legislation that governs forensic mental health patients and forensic mental health orders, came into force on Friday 14 June 2019.

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