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About the OCP

Key Activities

The primary role of the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist is to support clinicians as they deliver mental health services to the Western Australian community. Other functions include:

  • Engagement with consumers, carers and key stakeholders
  • Clinical facilitation, support and education
  • Expert advice liaison, consultation and national representation
  • Standards monitoring and compliance
  • Authorisations and approvals.
Key Functions

To ensure the rights of people receiving mental health treatment and care, the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist provides:

  • Clinical leadership to ensure continuous improvement in the quality and safety of mental health service delivery
  • Support best practice through the Chief Psychiatrist’s Standards and Guidelines
  • Undertake clinical reviews, audits and investigations within the Chief Psychiatrist’s statutory framework
  • Monitor restrictive practices, electroconvulsive therapy, and a range of reportable matters and notifiable events.

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