Care and Protection of Intoxicated Persons Standard - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You must comply with this standard if you operate, or intend to operate, a service providing care to intoxicated persons or people that have problems with drugs and alcohol. The standard establishes minimum requirements for the manner in which you provide your service and is intended to provide a system to help maintain the dignity and privacy of persons under your care, as well as protecting their health and safety. Topics covered by the standard include:

  • Respect for clients;
  • Suitability, safety and security of facilities;
  • Care and monitoring of clients;
  • Skills qualifications and training of carers;
  • Record keeping; and
  • Confidentiality of information.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Community Health Division

Act(s) name

Intoxicated Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1994 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Community Health Services
Community Health Division

Operating address:
ACT Health Building
1 Moore Street
Canberra City
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 62079977


02 62051644


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