Print this page


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)

All contents copyright Government of Western Australia. All rights reserved.

Web Design by Media on Mars

Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified of new posts automatically.