The Chief Psychiatrist as an Independent Statutory Appointee

From Monday 30 November 2015, the Chief Psychiatrist becomes an independent statutory appointee under the Mental Health Act 2014, and will report directly to the Minister for Mental Health.

In line with this, the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist is currently undergoing a period of transition as we move out of the Department of Health to become an independent body.  This has required a significant amount of work for my Office as changes are enacted, and indeed work is still ongoing as we work to meet the requirements of the Mental Health 2014.

The Office will remain located at the Department of Health until March of 2016 when we move into new accommodation in East Perth.