Information for Clinicians

Tasmania has new mental health legislation. The Mental Health Act 2013 commenced at 12.01am on 17 February 2014 and represents significant reform in the legal framework for the care and treatment of people with serious mental illness in Tasmania.

A range of resources have been developed to assist clinicians interpret and apply the new Act.

Tasmania's New Mental Health Act 2013 - A Guide for Clinicians

The Mental Health Act 2013 - A Guide for Clinicians is currently being updated due to amendments to the Act that came into effect 1 July 2017.

Other Resources