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Restraint and Seclusion Standard

The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist is currently preparing a new standard to reduce and eliminate where possible the use of Restrictive Practices under the Mental Health Act 2009. This is also in response to recommendations in the ICAC Oakden review. .

This standard will apply to all gazetted Mental Health facilities.

If you have any feedback about the current draft please email

We would welcome feedback by the 29th of November 2019.