Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001

25 Previous consultation sufficient for certain initial standards

(1)

Paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 18(1) do not apply to any of the following:

(a)

the first standards for providing hospital care, residential disability care, and rest home care approved under this Act that relate only to infection control:

(b)

the first standards for providing hospital care, residential disability care, and rest home care approved under this Act that relate only to patient restraint:

(c)

the first standards for providing hospital care, residential disability care, and rest home care approved under this Act (not being standards that relate only to infection control or patient restraint):

(d)

the first standards for providing mental health services approved under this Act.

(2)

Until the commencement of an order under section 7(1) declaring mental health services provided otherwise than as part of hospital care, residential disability care, or rest home care to be services to which this Act applies,—

(a)

the standards referred to in subsection (1)(d) have effect only as standards for providing mental health services provided as part of hospital care, residential disability care, or rest home care; and

(b)

the application of section 9 to persons providing mental health services is limited accordingly.