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The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist has completed a Fact sheet on the approval of mechanical restraint devices and an Application Form for approval of new devices .

The approval and application is based on the requirements of the Chief Psychiatrist under the Mental Health Act 2009 s6 (a) (ii) to ensure that persons with a severe mental illness retain their freedom, rights, dignity and self-respect as far as is consistent with their protection, the protection of the public and the proper delivery of the services and at s90 (1) (b) to monitor the treatment of patients and the use of restrictive practices in relation to such patients.

The Fact Sheet and Application form are available below.

Any concerns or questions in relation to the Fact Sheet or Application form can be emailed to: