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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2007 - NOTES

- As at 28 November 2018 - Act 8 of 2007

Does not include amendments by:

Government Sector Finance Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2018 No 70 (not commenced)

Reprint history:

Reprint No 1   19 May 2009  
Reprint No 2   20 July 2010  

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted

Table of amending instruments

Mental Health Act 2007 No 8. Assented to 15.6.2007. Date of commencement, 16.11.2007, sec 2 and GG No 169 of 16.11.2007, p 8465. This Act has been amended as follows:

2007 No 82 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2007. Assented to 7.12.2007.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.9, assent, sec 2 (2).
No 94 Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007. Assented to 13.12.2007.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.66, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.
2008 No 62 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008. Assented to 1.7.2008.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 79 Mental Health Legislation Amendment (Forensic Provisions) Act 2008. Assented to 5.11.2008.
Date of commencement, 1.3.2009, sec 2 and GG No 44 of 27.2.2009, p 1229. Amended by Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2008 No 107. Assented to 8.12.2008. Date of commencement of Sch 18, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 107 Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2008. Assented to 8.12.2008.
Date of commencement of Sch 16, 21.6.2010, sec 2 (2) and 2010 (246) LW 18.6.2010.
2009 No 15 Health Legislation Amendment Act 2009. Assented to 13.5.2009.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.6, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 49 NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009. Assented to 26.6.2009.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (305) LW 1.7.2009.
No 56 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009. Assented to 1.7.2009.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.25, 17.7.2009, sec 2 (2).
2010 No 19 Relationships Register Act 2010. Assented to 19.5.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).
No 34 Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2010. Assented to 15.6.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2010, sec 2 (2).
No 59 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010. Assented to 28.6.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.18, 9.7.2010, sec 2 (2).
No 96 Health Legislation Further Amendment Act 2010. Assented to 16.11.2010.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 97 Health Services Amendment (Local Health Networks) Act 2010. Assented to 16.11.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.1.2011, sec 2 (1) and 2010 (716) LW 17.12.2010.
2011 No 4 Health Services Amendment (Local Health Districts and Boards) Act 2011. Assented to 16.5.2011.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (313) LW 1.7.2011.
2013 No 24 Health Legislation Amendment Act 2013. Assented to 14.5.2013.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2014 No 85 Mental Health Amendment (Statutory Review) Act 2014. Assented to 28.11.2014.
Date of commencement, 31.8.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (445) LW 7.8.2015. Amended by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015. Assented to 29.6.2015. Date of commencement of Sch 1.18, 8.7.2015, sec 2 (1).
2015 No 38 Health Legislation Amendment Act 2015. Assented to 2.11.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 58 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2015. Assented to 24.11.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 1, 8.1.2016, sec 2 (1); date of commencement of Sch 3, 15.1.2016, sec 2 (3).
2016 No 27 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2016. Assented to 7.6.2016.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.15, 8.7.2016, sec 2 (1).
No 45 Health Legislation Amendment Act 2016. Assented to 28.9.2016.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (1).
2017 No 25 Electronic Transactions Legislation Amendment (Government Transactions) Act 2017. Assented to 27.6.2017.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 44 Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2017. Assented to 25.9.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.19, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 50 Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2017. Assented to 24.10.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 5.20, 8.1.2018, sec 2 and 2017 (666) LW 1.12.2017.
2018 No 2 Health Legislation Amendment Act 2018. Assented to 20.2.2018.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.7.2018, sec 2 (2) and 2018 (227) LW 1.6.2018.
No 28 Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Marriages) Act 2018. Assented to 15.6.2018.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 85 Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Amendment (Victims) Act 2018. Assented to 28.11.2018.
Date of commencement of Sch 5, assent, sec 2 (1).

Table of amendments

Sec 3 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [2]-[4].
Sec 4 Am 2007 No 82, Sch 2.9; 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [1] [2]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [1] [2]; 2010 No 19, Sch 3.65 [1] [2]; 2013 No 24, Sch 5 [1]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [5] [6]; 2018 No 28, Sch 1.20.
Sec 9 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [7] [8].
Sec 10 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [9].
Sec 12 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [3].
Sec 16 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [10].
Sec 18 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [11].
Sec 19 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [12].
Sec 19A Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [13].
Sec 24 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [4].
Sec 26 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [14].
Sec 27 Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [3] [4]; 2016 No 27, Sch 1.15 [1] [2].
Sec 27A Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [15].
Sec 28 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [16] [17].
Sec 28A Ins 2013 No 24, Sch 5 [2].
Sec 31 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [5].
Sec 32 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [6]; 2009 No 56, Sch 1.25 [1] [2]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [18] [19]; 2017 No 44, Sch 1.19.
Sec 33 Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [5].
Sec 34 Subst 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [6]. Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [20] [21].
Sec 35 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [7]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [7]-[12]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [22].
Sec 36 Subst 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [13].
Sec 37 Am 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [1]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [1].
Sec 38 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [8]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [23].
Sec 40 Am 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [2] [3].
Sec 41 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [24].
Sec 43 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [25].
Sec 43A Ins 2013 No 24, Sch 5 [3].
Sec 44 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [26].
Sec 46 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [9].
Sec 48 Am 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [2].
Sec 51 Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [14]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [27].
Sec 52 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [10]; 2009 No 15, Sch 1.6 [1]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [28].
Sec 53 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [11] [12] (am 2008 No 107, Sch 18); 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [15]-[18]; 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [4]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [29].
Sec 55 Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [19].
Sec 57 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [30].
Sec 58 Am 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [5].
Sec 61 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [13].
Sec 61A Ins 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [14].
Sec 62 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [15].
Sec 63 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [16]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [3].
Sec 64 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [17] [18].
Sec 65 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [19].
Sec 66 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [31].
Sec 66A Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [32].
Chapter 4, Part 1, heading Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [33].
Sec 68 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [34]-[38].
Sec 69 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [20].
Sec 71 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [39]-[42].
Sec 72 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [43].
Secs 72A, 72B Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [44] (am 2015 No 15, Sch 1.18 [1]).
Sec 73 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [45].
Sec 74A Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [46].
Sec 75 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [47].
Sec 76 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [48] [49].
Sec 77 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [21]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [20].
Sec 78 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [50]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [4].
Sec 79 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [51]-[53].
Sec 82 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [22].
Sec 83 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [54].
Sec 84 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [23] [24].
Sec 89 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [25]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [55].
Sec 93 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [56].
Sec 94 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [57]-[59].
Sec 96 Am 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [6]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [60]-[65]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [5]-[8].
Sec 97 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [66].
Sec 98 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [26].
Sec 99 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [27].
Sec 100 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [27]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [67] [68].
Sec 101 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [27]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [69] [70].
Sec 107 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [28]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [1].
Sec 120 Am 2015 No 58, Sch 1.9 [1].
Sec 127 Am 2015 No 58, Sch 1.9 [2].
Sec 129 Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.33 [1]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [71].
Sec 131 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [72].
Sec 134 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [73]-[75].
Sec 134A Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [76].
Sec 141 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [29]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [21]; 2009 No 15, Sch 1.6 [2].
Sec 142 Am 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [2].
Sec 147 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [77].
Sec 150 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [30] [31]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [22]-[24]; 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [7].
Sec 151 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [32] [33]; 2010 No 59, Sch 1.18 [1].
Sec 152 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [78].
Sec 153 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [34].
Sec 154 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [35]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [25]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [79]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [9].
Sec 155 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [36].
Sec 160 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [37] [38]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [26]; 2018 No 85, Sch 5.
Sec 162 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [39] [40].
Sec 162A Ins 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [41]. Am 2010 No 97, Sch 2.18; 2011 No 4, Sch 2.20; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [3].
Sec 165 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [42].
Sec 166 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [43] [44].
Sec 170 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [45] [46].
Sec 172 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47].
Sec 174 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47] [48].
Sec 176 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [49].
Sec 177 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47].
Sec 178 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [50] [51].
Sec 180 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [52] [53].
Sec 181 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [54].
Sec 182 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47].
Sec 184 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47] [55] [56].
Sec 188 Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [27] [28].
Sec 189 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47] [57]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [80].
Sec 190 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47].
Sec 191 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.33 [2]; 2015 No 38, Sch 2; 2017 No 50, Sch 5.20.
Sec 192 Am 2017 No 25, Sch 1.22 [1] [2].
Sec 193 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [58].
Sec 196 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [59].
Sec 197 Am 2007 No 94, Sch 1.66.
Sec 199 Rep 2008 No 62, Sch 4.
Sch 1 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [82] (am 2015 No 15, Sch 1.18 [2]) [83]-[86] (am 2015 No 15, Sch 1.18 [3]) [87].
Sch 2 Rep 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [29].
Sch 3, heading Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [88].
Sch 3 Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [30]-[35]; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.37; 2010 No 59, Sch 1.18 [2]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [89]-[94].
Sch 3A Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [95].
Sch 4 Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [96]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [4] [5].
Sch 5 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [60]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [6]-[9]; 2016 No 45, Sch 3 [1] [2].
Sch 6 Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [61] [62]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [36] [37]; 2009 No 15, Sch 1.6 [3]; 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [8] [9]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [97].
Sch 7 Rep 2008 No 62, Sch 4.
The whole Act (except Sch 6) Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [1] ("Director-General" and "Department of Health" omitted wherever occurring, "Secretary" and "Ministry of Health" inserted instead, respectively).



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