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The Chief Psychiatrist has responsibility under the Mental Health Act 2014 to:

  • Recommend to the Governor of WA that a public hospital, or a part of a public hospital, be authorised for the reception and / or admission of persons under the MHA. (MHA s.542)
  • Approve a mental health service as a mental health service at which electroconvulsive therapy can be performed by order published in the Gazette (MHA s.544)
  • Designate a mental health practitioner as an authorised mental health practitioner (MHA s.539)

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