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- Contracts of liability coverage
- Forensic and correctional patients
- Memorandum of Understanding between NSW Health and the Police Service
- Mental health agreements
Contracts of liability coverage
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 between NSW Health and Police Service
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.
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.
Agreements concerning absconding forensic patients
NSW-Victoria agreement for the return of absconding forensic patients
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
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