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
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
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.