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Reporting Notifiable Incidents – Private Psychiatric Hostels

Please refer to the Policy for Reporting of Notifiable Incidents to the Chief Psychiatrist – Private Psychiatric Hostels for information on the statutory requirements for reporting and to the Notifiable Incident Reporting Form – Private Psychiatric Hostels.

The form can be electronically submitted in Explorer. If you are using Google Chrome, please download the form and save it your desktop. Then open it from your desktop and complete the form and click ‘save.’ Then attach the completed form to an e-mail and send to

Private psychiatric hostels are included in the definition of a mental health service under the MHA 2014 section (s) 252 and s 507 for the purposes of reporting notifiable incidents.

It is a statutory requirement under the Mental Health Act (MHA) 2014 that all notifiable incidents pertaining to psychiatric patients resident in a private psychiatric hostel are reported to the Chief Psychiatrist as soon as practicable, ideally within 48 hours of the event.

Private psychiatric hostels in scope of reporting to the Chief Psychiatrist
  • Albany Community Supported Residential Units
  • Arnott Villas
  • Bentley House
  • Bentley Villas
  • BP Luxury Care
  • Bunbury Community Supported Residential Care Unit
  • Burswood Care
  • Busselton Community Supported Residential Units
  • Cannington Accommodation Unit
  • Casson House
  • Devenish Lodge
  • East Street Lodge
  • Franciscan House
  • Honey Brook Lodge
  • Kelmscott Community Options
  • Mann Way
  • Medina Accommodation Unit
  • Midland Accommodation Unit
  • Mount Claremont House
  • Ngatti
  • Ngulla Mia
  • Ngurra Nganhungu Barndiyigu
  • Queens Park Service
  • Romily House Psychiatric Hostel
  • Salisbury Home
  • St Jude’s Hostel
  • Stirling House
  • Sunflower Villas
  • Swan Villas
  • Vincentcare Bayswater House
  • Vincentcare Duncraig House
  • Vincentcare South Lake House
  • Vincentcare Swan View House
  • Vincentcare Vincentian Village
  • Vincentcare Warwick House
  • Westminster Service
  • Woodville House

The Chief Psychiatrist is responsible for overseeing the treatment and care of voluntary, involuntary, mentally impaired accused clients, and patients referred or detained under the MHA 2014. Notifiable incidents must be reported to the Chief Psychiatrist for persons receiving psychiatric care as:

  • an inpatient of a mental health service,
  • an inpatient of a general health service receiving concurrent treatment from mental health services,
  • a client of community mental health services,
  • an inpatient of drug and alcohol services receiving concurrent treatment from mental health services.
Notifiable incidents include, but are not limited to:
  1. Deaths
  2. Assault and/or aggression
  3. Sexual contact and/or allegation of sexual assault
  4. Non suicidal self-injury/harm
  5. Attempted suicide
  6. Absent Without Leave (AWOL)
  7. Missing person
  8. Serious medication error
  9. Unlawful sexual contact with the patient by a staff member
  10. The patient is harmed by suspected unreasonable use of force by a staff member of a mental health service or psychiatric hostel.

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