You will require this licence if you intend to keep premises as a private mental health facility (hospital) for the admission, care and treatment of patients.
Private health facilities must provide for the accommodation of one or more of the following groups:
- patients who are admitted for more than 24 hours
- patients who are not discharged on the same day that they are admitted, but are admitted for not more than 24 hours
- patients who are admitted and discharged on the same day.
Your licence will specify the maximum number of patients you may keep or treat at your mental health facility and will outline any terms and conditions.