Wednesday 14 June, 2006

Schedule 2 and other forms

Posted in Emergency Dept., General Practice, In The Field, Michael Tam, Psychiatry, Resources, Wards at 10:26 by Michael Tam

Original article by: Michael Tam

These forms are probably the ones most commonly used in acute psychiatry where a patient needs involuntary assessment or treatment. They are specific for New South Wales, Australia, only under the Mental Health Act (1990).

Click here for more information on the NSW mental health legal system.

Resources

Schedule 2
Schedule 2 for the NSW Mental Health Act 1990. Allows for transport of the patient to a gazetted unit for review by a psychiatrist. Part 2 of the schedule must be completed for assistance from police.
Form 1
Form 1 for the NSW Mental Health Act 1990. Must be given to an involuntary patient and it outlines their rights under the Mental Health Act.
Form 2
Form 2 for the NSW Mental Health Act 1990. Must be completed by at least two people, one a psychiatrist to hold a patient involuntarily.
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