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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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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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2 June 2017

Mental Health Workers ready for amended Mental Health Act commencement

Across the public and private mental health system and statutory services, health workers have been getting ready for the commencement of the amended Mental Health Act 2009 on Monday 5 June 2017.

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2 June 2017

yourSAy response to the Suicide Prevention Plan Consultation

​Thank you to everyone who participated in the community consultation process via the South Australian Governments' yourSAy portal for the development of the South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan. We had an amazing response!​

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1 June 2017

Suicide Prevention is everyone's business

The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist is working hard to change how people at risk are helped no matter who they reach out to. This means re-training health workers around the state based on the latest best-practice to ensure our health workers are able to provide the right support at the right time.

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