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Forensic and correctional patients

The Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 allows information sharing and security protocols to be entered in respect of forensic and correctional patients by the Secretary of the Ministry of Health and the Secretary of the Department of Human Services (in respect of juvenile forensic and correctional patients) and the Commissioner of Corrective Services (in respect of adult forensic and correctional patients).

Juvenile forensic and correctional patients

Adult forensic and correctional patients

Memorandum of Understanding regarding Guthrie blood spots

The Memorandum of Understanding between NSW Health and the NSW Police Service established a protocol for access by the NSW Police Service to Newborn Screening Blood Samples (Guthrie blood spots) held by NSW Health.

Memorandum of Understanding regarding Albury Wodonga Health

The Memorandum of Understanding between NSW Health and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services clarifies the provision of mental health services within Albury Wodonga Health.

Interstate mental health agreements

A number of agreements between NSW and other States have been developed to allow the cross-border transfer of persons covered by mental health legislation.

Interstate agreements concerning absconding forensic patients

NSW-Victoria agreement for the return of absconding forensic patients

Interstate agreements concerning civil patients

These agreements allow for the movement of patients detained under the civil provisions of mental health legislation across the borders, specifically:

  • admission of interstate involuntary patients
  • transfer of involuntary patients to and from each jurisdiction
  • recognition of interstate Community Treatment Orders
  • apprehension of absconding civil patients.

NSW-Victoria agreement for the transfer of civil patients between NSW and Victoria

NSW-ACT agreement for the transfer of civil patients between NSW and the Australian Capital Territory

NSW-South Australia agreement for the transfer of civil patients between NSW and South Australia

Interstate agreements concerning both forensic patients and civil patients

NSW-Queensland agreement for the return of absconding forensic patients and transfer of civil patients between NSW and Queensland

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