Appointment as an Accredited Person for a Mental Health Facility - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to examine mentally-ill patients for detention in a declared mental health facility. A declared mental health facility is a facility authorised under the Act to admit involuntary patients.

A person may only be detained in a declared mental health facility in limited circumstances, including:

  • On a mental health certificate given by a medical practitioner or accredited person; and
  • After an order for an examination and an examination or observation by a medical practitioner or accredited person.

Accredited persons are usually highly qualified senior mental health practitioners, with at least 5 years of experience. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Appointment as an Accredited Person - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health
Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office

Act(s) name

Mental Health Act 2007 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Mental Health Regulation 2013 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Information Officer
NSW Ministry of Health
Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office


Operating address:
73 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Mailing address:
LMB 961
North Sydney
New South Wales 2059

Phone:

02 93919000

Fax:

02 93919041
mhdao@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

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