Approval of Facility to Administer Electroconvulsive Therapy - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you intend to administer electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at a place other than a mental health facility or other health facility approved by the agency.

ECT may only be performed by a medical practitioner. Two medical practitioners must be present when the ECT is performed, one of whom must be experienced in the performance of ECT and the other an experienced anaesthetist. Further restrictions apply to the circumstances where ECT can be performed.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must ensure that your ECT facilities comply with the relevant standards specified by professional bodies and the agency to be eligible for this approval.



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Act(s) name

Mental Health Act 2007 New South Wales

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Health System Strategy and Patient Experience

Mental Health Branch

Contact details

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