Standing Orders and Clinical Guidelines - Tasmania


You may need to comply with these standing orders and clinical guidelines if you are a controlling authority, medical practitioner, nurse or any other person intending to exercise their responsibilities with regard to any treatment, clinical procedure or clinical matter within the mental health field.

Clinical guidelines provide practical assistance to clinicians working in approved mental health hospitals, assessment centres and in community mental health teams when exercising their responsibilities. The standing orders provide direction in relation to these matters.

The clinical guidelines and standing orders may be modified over time. Please make sure you are using the most recent version.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Mental Health Act 2013 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Health

Office of the Chief Psychiatrist

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:


Office of the Chief Psychiatrist

Department of Health

Phone: 03 6166 0778
Website: Statewide Mental Health Services (Opens in new window)