Mental Health Emergency and Follow Up Information on Discharge from Hospital Emergency Dept Policy

Applicable to: The audience for this policy are Health Service Providers (excluding the Quadriplegic Centre and Health Support Services), and Contracted Health Entities.

Description: This Policy requires all applicable services to offer individuals who present to the emergency department for mental health assessment and/or treatment, or with mental health-related concerns, with contact numbers for mental health emergency response services prior to discharge from the emergency department. If applicable, the individual's family members and carers should also be offered contact numbers for mental health emergency response services prior to the individual's discharge from the emergency department.

Date of effect: 04 October 2017 to 04 October 2020

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