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

Description

Accredited Persons are senior mental health practitioners with a minimum five years clinical experience in direct mental health consumer care.

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
  • after an order for an examination and an examination or observation by a medical practitioner or accredited person.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Nominees must be senior mental health practitioners with a minimum of 5 years clinical experience in direct mental heath consumer care.

Initial accreditation requires full participation in a two-day workshop and successful completion of an assessment task.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Every three years Accredited Persons are required to attempt an online assessment that tests their currency in the application of the NSW Mental Health Act to practice.

Duration

3 years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Forms

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Accredited Person's Handbook - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Mental Health Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Mental Health Regulation 2019 New South Wales

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

NSW Ministry of Health

New South Wales
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 and Alcohol Office (Opens in new window)