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

Description

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

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

Forms

Task 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 and Alcohol Office

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Operating address: 73 Miller Street
North Sydney, New South Wales 2060
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 961
North Sydney, New South Wales 2059
Phone: 02 9391 9000
Fax: 02 9391 9042
Email: MentalHealthBranch@doh.health.nsw.gov.au
Website: Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office (Opens in new window)