Mental Health Amendment Act 2015


Mental Health Amendment Act 2015


1.Short title2


3.Act amended2

4.Section 4 amended2

5.Section 186 amended2

6.Section 420 amended2

7.Section 591 amended3

8.Section 592 amended3


Mental Health Amendment Act 2015

No. 36 of 2015

An Act to amend the Mental Health Act 2014.


[Assented to 23 November 2015]

The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:


1.Short title

This is the Mental Health Amendment Act 2015.


This Act comes into operation as follows —

(a)sections 1 and 2 — on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent;

(b)sections 3 to 6 — on the day on which the Mental Health Act 2014, other than sections 1 and 2, comes into operation;

(c)sections 7 and 8 — on the day on which the Mental Health Legislation Amendment Act 2014 Part 3 comes into operation.

3.Act amended

This Act amends the Mental Health Act 2014.

4.Section 4 amended

In section 4 delete the definition of psychiatrist and insert:


psychiatrist means a medical practitioner who is —

(a)a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists; or

(b)a person, or a person in a class of person, prescribed by the regulations for this definition;


5.Section 186 amended

In section 186(2)(a) delete “authorised”.

6.Section 420 amended

In section 420 delete “therapy”.

7.Section 591 amended

In section 591(3)(a) delete “Public Sector Management (Redeployment and Redundancy) Regulations 1994” and insert:


Public Sector Management (Redeployment and Redundancy) Regulations 2014


8.Section 592 amended

In section 592(1) delete “section 520(5).” and insert:


section 520(6).