Approved Person under the Mental Health Act - Tasmania

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to act as an approved person under the Mental Health Act. An approved person includes medical practitioners, nurses and mental health officers.

Approval as a medical practitioner enables you to undertake activities such as determining whether to accept voluntary admissions to approved hospitals under the Act, determining whether patients should be admitted as involuntary patients, and approving or discharging orders.

To become an approved medical practitioner, you must either be:

  • a psychiatrist
  • a medical practitioner who is otherwise qualified or experienced in the diagnosis or treatment of mental illness.

To be approved as a nurse, a person must be a registered nurse who is qualified or experienced in the treatment or care of persons with mental illness.

To be approved as a mental health officer a person must have skills, qualifications or experience relevant to the responsibilities under the Act that relate to the person's approval.

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 the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

5 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Approved Person under the Mental Health Act - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Approval as a Medical Practitioner - PDF
Apply All Request Form: Approval as a Nurse on the Basis of Experience - PDF
Apply All Request Form: Approval as a Mental Health Officer - PDF

Act(s) name

Mental Health Act 2013 TAS

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Mental Health and Statewide Services

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Mental Health and Statewide Services

Department of Health and Human Services

Toll Free: 1800 332 388
Phone: 03 6166 0766
Email: mhact@dhhs.tas.gov.au