Mental health statement of rights and responsibilities

This statement seeks to ensure that consumers, carers, support persons, service providers and the community are aware of relevant rights and responsibilities and can be confident in exercising them.

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Acknowledgements

The Safety and Quality Partnership Subcommittee acknowledges the significant work of the Centre for the Advancement of Law and Mental Health, Monash University in developing this revised statement.

Thanks are also extended to the many individuals and groups who provided comments and feedback on earlier drafts of this revised statement.

Mental health statement of rights and responsibilities 2012

This statement was prepared under the auspices of the Safety and Quality Partnership Subcommittee of the Mental Health Standing Committee of the Standing Council on Health and endorsed by Australian Health Ministers.

This statement is based on the report of the Mental Health Consumer Outcomes Task Force, which was adopted by the Australian Health Ministers Council in 1991. It has been revised to reflect modern mental health care concepts and contemporary human rights legislation.

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