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Mental Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Bill No.54
SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to - amend the Mental Health Act 1996 to address certain matters relating to the Chief Psychiatrist's powers pending the commencement of the Mental Health Act 2013; and amend the Mental Health Act 2013 by inserting Parts 28 and 29 for the purposes of repealing the Mental Health Act 1996, the Mental Health (Consequential Provisions) Act 1996 and certain subsidiary legislation made under those Acts and making certain transitional arrangements; and amend the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996, the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990, the Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927 and certain other Acts.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 3 Nov 2014 as Act No. 25 of 2014. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Bill History
Acts Amended by this Bill (Blue Bills)
Related Committee Activity
Legislative Council Supplementary Notice Paper
Messages regarding this Bill
Superseded Legislative Council Supplementary Notice Papers (SNPs)
Comparisons between versions of Bills
Conference of Managers
1. Amended Explanatory Memorandum tabled 25/02/2014 [TP 1394]. Refer to attached document for an explanation of changes in the amended Explanatory Memorandum and errors in the Second Reading speech 04/12/2013.