Transforming Mental Health Law in New Zealand

Closes 28 Jan 2022

Contents

The discussion document has been divided into nine parts. 

Parts One and Two give background information about the current Mental Health Act, reasons for repealing and replacing it, and how new legislation will contribute to the transformation of mental health and addiction services.

Parts Three to Nine each focus on specific topics for discussion. These are the topics we want your views on, and this is how the pages in this consultation survey are organised.

You will return to this page after completing each section - simply select the next section from the contents below.

You are invited to give feedback on all the questions, or just the parts you are most interested in or impacted by. You might have other views and concerns that we have not captured, and we encourage you to tell us about these. The only question you are required to answer is Q8 regarding the Official Information Act.

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Introduction (Required)
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Part 3: Embedding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and addressing Māori cultural needs
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Part 4: Defining the purpose of mental health legislation
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Part 5: Capacity and decision-making
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Part 6: Supporting people to make decisions
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Part 7: Seclusion, restraint and other restrictive practices
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Addressing cultural needs
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Respecting families and whānau
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Children and young people
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Disabled people
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People within the justice system (special patients)
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Court, tribunal and other legal processes
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Challenging clinical decisions
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The role of police
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Monitoring individuals’ rights
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Any other comments
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