Mental Health Consumer Medication Information Policy

Applicable to: The audience for this policy are Health Service Providers (excluding the Quadriplegic Centre and Health Support Services), Contracted Health Entities and health professionals providing public mental health services that are authorised to prescribe and/or dispense mental health medications.

Description: The Policy outlines the requirement for health professionals to provide mental health consumers and, if applicable, their family members or carers with timely verbal and written information for every medication prescribed or reviewed for the consumer.

Legal Requirements: Mental Health Act 2014

Date of effect: 04 October 2017 to 04 October 2020

Policy Framework