Mental Health (Forms) Amendment Regulations 2017

2017/306

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Mental Health (Forms) Amendment Regulations 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of December 2017

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 135 of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Mental Health (Forms) Amendment Regulations 2017.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 31 January 2018.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Mental Health (Forms) Regulations 1992 (the principal regulations).

4 Schedule 1 amended

In Schedule 1, forms 1 to 8, replace “medical practitioner” with “primary health care provider” in each place.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 31 January 2018, amend the Mental Health (Forms) Regulations 1992 (the principal regulations).

The forms in Schedule 1 of the principal regulations are updated to reflect the changes made to sections 76(7)(b)(iv) and 79(10)(g) of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 (by sections 14 and 15 of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Act 2016). Those changes replace references to medical practitioner with references to primary health care provider. This means that if, at the conclusion of a review by a responsible clinician or the Review Tribunal, a patient is found not fit to be released from compulsory status, information relating to that finding is sent to the patient’s primary health care provider (as well as to other specified persons).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 December 2017.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.