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Legislative Council Select Committee on Mental Health

The Select Committee on Mental Health was established in December 2001 to inquire into mental health service provision in New South Wales.

The Government Response to the Inquiry into Mental Health Services in New South
Wales was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday 4 December 2003 and in
the Legislative Council on Friday 5 December 2003.

NSW Health has released a discussion paper on carers and information sharing as
part of its review of the Mental Health Act 1990. NSW Health has invited
comment on the issues raised. The discussion paper may be viewed at the NSW
Health website: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/csd/llsb/pub/mentalhealthip1.pdf





House resolved 11 December 2001, 2nd Session, Minutes No. 139, Item 19.
For debate on the motion to establish the Inquiry see: http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/lc/lchansart52.nsf/0/c56517cd781bb2adca256b3a00186104
13 March 2002, 3rd Session, Minutes No. 3, Item 5
That the select committee known as the Select Committee on Mental Health,
appointed by resolution of the Legislative Council on 11 December 2001, be
reappointed, with the same functions and powers.
That the minutes of proceedings, evidence, all papers, documents, reports and
records of the Select Committee on Mental Health appointed on 11 December 2001,
be referred to the Committee.

11 December 2001, 2nd Session, Minutes No. 139, Item 19.
That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into and report on mental
health services in New South Wales and in particular:
the changes which have taken place since the adoption of the Richmond Report,
the impact of changes in psychiatric hospitalisation and/or asylum,
levels and methods of funding of mental health services in NSW, including
comparisons with other jurisdictions,
community participation in, and integration of, mental health services,
quality control of mental health services,
staffing levels in NSW mental health services, including comparisons with other
jurisdictions,
the availability and mix of mental health services in NSW,
data collection and outcome measures.
That the Committee table an interim report by 3 September 2002.
That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Standing Orders, the
Committee consist of the following members:
2 Government members nominated in writing to the Clerk of the House by the
Leader of the Government,
Dr Pezzutti and Mr Moppett
Dr Chesterfield Evans and Mr Breen.
That the Committee have leave to sit during any adjournment of the House to
adjourn from place to place, to make visits of inspection within New South
Wales, and other States and Territories of Australia with the approval of the
President, and have power to take evidence and to send for persons, papers,
records and things, and to report from time to time.
That should the House stand adjourned and the Committee agree to any report
before the House resumes sitting:
the Committee have leave to send any such report, minutes of proceedings and
evidence taken before it to the Clerk of the House,
the document be printed and published and the Clerk forthwith take such action
as is necessary to give effect to the order of the House,
the document be laid on the Table of the House as its next sitting.
That on receipt of a request from the Committee for funding, the Government
immediately provide the Legislative Council with such additional funds that the
Committee considers necessary for the conduct of its inquiry.

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