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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2009 - NOTES

Legislative history

Notes

• Please note—References in the legislation to other legislation or instruments or to titles of bodies or offices are not automatically updated as part of the program for the revision and publication of legislation and therefore may be obsolete.

• Earlier versions of this Act (historical versions) are listed at the end of the legislative history.

• For further information relating to the Act and subordinate legislation made under the Act see the Index of South Australian Statutes or www.legislation.sa.gov.au.

Legislation repealed by principal Act

The Mental Health Act 2009 repealed the following:

Mental Health Act 1993

Principal Act and amendments

New entries appear in bold.

Year

No

Title

Assent

Commencement

2009

28

Mental Health Act 2009

11.6.2009

1.7.2010 (Gazette 24.6.2010 p3155) except s 3 community visitor, ss 47(2)(d), 48(3)(f) and Pt 8 Div 2—11.6.2011 (s 7(5) Acts Interpretation Act 1915)

2010

5

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010

1.7.2010

Sch 1 (cl 22)—1.7.2010 (Gazette 1.7.2010 p3338)

2010

9

Mental Health (Repeal of Harbouring Offence) Amendment Act 2010

29.7.2010

29.7.2010

2012

26

Mental Health (Inpatient) Amendment Act 2012

21.6.2012

23.8.2012 (Gazette 2.8.2012 p3302)

2014

26

Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Act 2014

11.12.2014

Pt 11 (ss 105—131)—29.3.2015 (Gazette 5.3.2015 p883)

2016

34

Mental Health (Review) Amendment Act 2016

14.7.2016

Pt 2 (ss 484)—5.6.2017 (Gazette 30.5.2017 p1982)

2017

51

Statutes Amendment (SACAT No 2) Act 2017

28.11.2017

Pt 29 (ss 174 to 179)—14.12.2017 (Gazette 12.12.2017 p4960)

2017

64

Children's Protection Law Reform (Transitional Arrangements and Related Amendments) Act 2017

12.12.2017

Pt 16 (s 122)—22.10.2018 (Gazette 19.12.2017 p5119)

2021

21

Health Care (Governance) Amendment Act 2021

17.6.2021

Sch 1 (cl 1)—23.8.2021 (Gazette 29.7.2021 p2915)

2021

25

Statutes Amendment (COVID-19 Permanent Measures) Act 2021

17.6.2021

Pt 7 (ss 13 to 15)—9.9.2021 (Gazette 18.8.2021 p3099)

2021

47

Statutes Amendment (Spit Hood Prohibition) Act 2021

25.11.2021

Pt 3 (s 4)—25.11.2021

2023

4

Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio and Other Justice Measures) Act 2023

23.2.2023

Pt 13 (s 29)—22.6.2023 (Gazette 15.6.2023 p1774)

2023

39

Public Holidays Act 2023

7.12.2023

Sch 1 (cl 14)—1.1.2024: s 2

Provisions amended

New entries appear in bold.

Entries that relate to provisions that have been deleted appear in italics.

Provision

How varied

Commencement

Long title

amended under Legislation Revision and Publication Act 2002 and by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 4(1), (2)

5.6.2017

Pt 1



s 2

omitted under Legislation Revision and Publication Act 2002

23.8.2012

s 3



s 3(1)

s 3 redesignated as s 3(1) by 34/2016 s 5(18)

5.6.2017

absent without leave

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(1)

5.6.2017

advance care directive

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(1)

5.6.2017

approved treatment centre

amended by 34/2016 s 5(2)

5.6.2017

authorised community mental health facility

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(3)

5.6.2017

authorised health professional

deleted by 34/2016 s 5(3)

5.6.2017

authorised medical practitioner

amended by 34/2016 s 5(4)

5.6.2017

authorised mental health professional

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(5)

5.6.2017

authorised officer

amended by 34/2016 s 5(6)

5.6.2017

Board

deleted by 26/2014 s 105(1)

29.3.2015

business day

deleted by 39/2023 Sch 1 cl 14

1.1.2024

Chief Executive

amended by 34/2016 s 5(7)

5.6.2017

decision

inserted by 26/2014 s 105(2)

29.3.2015

Department

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(8)

5.6.2017

director

substituted by 34/2016 s 5(9)

5.6.2017

detention and treatment order

deleted by 26/2012 s 4(1)

23.8.2012

inpatient

inserted by 26/2012 s 4(2)

23.8.2012

inpatient treatment order

inserted by 26/2012 s 4(2)

23.8.2012

internal review

inserted by 26/2014 s 105(3)

29.3.2015

involuntary inpatient

inserted by 26/2012 s 4(2)

23.8.2012

leave of absence

inserted by 26/2012 s 4(2)

23.8.2012

level 1 inpatient treatment order

level 1 detention and treatment order amended to read level 1 inpatient treatment order by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

level 2 inpatient treatment order

level 2 detention and treatment order amended to read level 2 inpatient treatment order by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

level 3 inpatient treatment order

level 3 detention and treatment order amended to read level 3 inpatient treatment order by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

limited treatment centre

amended by 34/2016 s 5(10)

5.6.2017

medical examination

amended by 34/2016 s 5(11)

5.6.2017

medical practitioner

substituted by 5/2010 Sch 1 cl 22(1)

1.7.2010

patient

amended by 26/2012 s 4(3), Sch 1

23.8.2012


substituted by 34/2016 s 5(12)

5.6.2017

patient assistance request

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(13)

5.6.2017

patient at large

amended by 26/2012 s 4(4), Sch 1

23.8.2012


deleted by 34/2016 s 5(13)

5.6.2017

Prescribed Psychiatric Treatment Panel or Panel

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(14)

5.6.2017

psychiatrist

substituted by 5/2010 Sch 1 cl 22(2)

1.7.2010

restrictive practice

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(15)

5.6.2017

substitute decision-maker

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(16)

5.6.2017

Tribunal

inserted by 26/2014 s 105(4)

29.3.2015

voluntary community patient

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(17)

5.6.2017

voluntary patient

deleted by 26/2012 s 4(5)

23.8.2012

voluntary inpatient

inserted by 26/2012 s 4(5)

23.8.2012

s 3(2) and (3)

inserted by 34/2016 s 5(18)

5.6.2017

s 4



s 4(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 6(1)

5.6.2017

s 4(3)

inserted by 34/2016 s 6(2)

5.6.2017

s 5



s 5(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 7

5.6.2017

s 5A

inserted by 34/2016 s 8

5.6.2017

Pt 2



s 6

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 9

5.6.2017

s 7



s 7(1)

amended by 26/2014 s 106

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 10(1)—(4)

5.6.2017

s 7(2)



mental health services

amended by 34/2016 s 10(5)

5.6.2017

patient

inserted by 34/2016 s 10(6)

5.6.2017

Pt 3



heading

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 8



s 8(1) and (2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 9



s 9(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 11

5.6.2017

Pt 4



s 10



s 10(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 12(1)—(3)

5.6.2017

s 10(3)

amended by 34/2016 s 12(4)

5.6.2017

s 10(4)

amended by 34/2016 s 12(5)

5.6.2017

s 10(5)

substituted by 34/2016 s 12(6)

5.6.2017

s 10(6)

amended by 34/2016 s 12(1)

5.6.2017

s 10(7), note

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 10(8)

amended by 34/2016 s 12(7)

5.6.2017

s 11



s 11(1)

amended by 26/2014 s 107(1)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 13(1)

5.6.2017

s 11(2)

substituted by 26/2014 s 107(2)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 13(2)

5.6.2017


deleted by 51/2017 s 174

14.12.2017

s 12



s 12(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 14(1)

5.6.2017

s 12(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 14(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 12(3)

amended by 34/2016 s 14(1)

5.6.2017

s 15 before deletion by 34/2016



s 15(1)—(3)

amended by 26/2014 s 108(1)

29.3.2015

s 15(4)

inserted by 26/2014 s 108(2)

29.3.2015

s 15

deleted by 34/2016 s 15

5.6.2017

s 16



s 16(1)

amended by 26/2014 s 109(1)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 16(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 16(3)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 109(1)

29.3.2015


(b) deleted by 34/2016 s 16(3)

5.6.2017

s 16(4)

amended by 26/2014 s 109(1)

29.3.2015

s 16(4a)

inserted by 51/2017 s 175

14.12.2017

s 16(6)

amended by 26/2014 s 109(1)—(3)

29.3.2015

s 16(7) and (8)

amended by 26/2014 s 109(1)

29.3.2015

s 17

amended by 26/2014 s 110(1), (2)

29.3.2015

Pt 5



heading

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

Pt 5 Div 1



heading

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 20



s 20(1) and (2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

Pt 5 Div 2



heading

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 21



s 21(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 17(1)—(3)

5.6.2017

s 21(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 21(3)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 17(4)

5.6.2017

s 21(4)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 21(5)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 21(6)

amended by 34/2016 s 17(1)

5.6.2017

s 21(7), note

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 21(8)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 17(5)

5.6.2017

s 22



s 22(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 111(1)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 18(1)

5.6.2017

s 22(2)

substituted by 26/2014 s 111(2)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 18(2)

5.6.2017


substituted by 51/2017 s 176

14.12.2017

s 23



s 23(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 19(1)

5.6.2017

s 23(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 19(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 23(3)

amended by 34/2016 s 19(1)

5.6.2017

s 23(4)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 23(5)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 24



s 24(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 20(1)

5.6.2017

s 24(3)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 24(5)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 20(2)

5.6.2017

Pt 5 Div 3



heading

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 25



s 25(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 25(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 21(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 25(3)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 25(5)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 21(3)

5.6.2017

s 25(6)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 21(4)

5.6.2017

s 25(7)

deleted by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


inserted by 34/2016 s 21(5)

5.6.2017

s 25(8), note

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 25(9)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 21(6)

5.6.2017

s 26



s 26(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 112(1)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 22(1)

5.6.2017

s 26(2)

substituted by 26/2014 s 112(2)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 22(2)

5.6.2017


substituted by 51/2017 s 177

14.12.2017

s 26(4)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 26(5)

amended by 26/2014 s 112(3)

29.3.2015

s 27



s 27(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 27(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 23

5.6.2017

s 27(4)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 27(5)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 28



s 28(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 24(1)

5.6.2017

s 28(4)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 24(2)

5.6.2017

note

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

Pt 5 Div 4



heading

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 29



s 29(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 113

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 25(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 29(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 29(3)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 25(3)

5.6.2017

s 29(4)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 113

29.3.2015

s 29(4a)

inserted by 51/2017 s 178

14.12.2017

s 29(5)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 29(6), (7) and note

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 113

29.3.2015

s 30

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 114(1), (2)

29.3.2015

s 31



s 31(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 26(1)

5.6.2017

s 31(4)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 26(2)

5.6.2017

note

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

Pt 5 Div 5



s 32

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 33



s 33(1), (2) and note

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 34

substituted by 26/2012 s 5

23.8.2012

s 34A

inserted by 26/2012 s 5

23.8.2012

s 34A(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 27

5.6.2017

s 35



s 35(1), note, (2) and (3)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 35(6)

amended by 34/2016 s 28

5.6.2017

s 36



s 36(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 29

5.6.2017

s 37



s 37(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 30

5.6.2017

s 38



s 38(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 31

5.6.2017

Pt 6



s 39



s 39(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 32(1)

5.6.2017

s 39(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 32(2), (3)

5.6.2017

s 39(3)

inserted by 34/2016 s 32(4)

5.6.2017

s 40



s 40(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 33

5.6.2017

s 41



s 41(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 41(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 34

5.6.2017

Pt 7



Pt 7 Div A1

inserted by 34/2016 s 35

5.6.2017

Pt 7 Div 1



s 42



s 42(1)

amended by 26/2012 s 6(1)

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 115

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 36(1)

5.6.2017

s 42(4)

substituted by 34/2016 s 36(2)

5.6.2017

s 42(5)

amended by 26/2014 s 115

29.3.2015

s 42(7)

amended by 34/2016 s 36(3)

5.6.2017

s 42(9)

(a) deleted by 26/2012 s 6(2)

23.8.2012

Pt 7 Div 2



s 43



s 43(1)

amended by 26/2014 s 116

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 37(1)

5.6.2017

s 43(1a)

inserted by 34/2016 s 37(2)

5.6.2017

s 43(2)

amended by 26/2014 s 116

29.3.2015

s 43(2a)

inserted by 34/2016 s 37(3)

5.6.2017

s 44



s 44(4)

inserted by 34/2016 s 38

5.6.2017

Pt 8



s 45



s 45(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 39

5.6.2017

s 45(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 39

5.6.2017

s 46



s 46(1)

amended by 26/2014 s 117(1)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 40

5.6.2017

s 46(2)—(4)

amended by 26/2014 s 117(2)

29.3.2015

s 47



s 47(1) and (3)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 48



s 48(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 48(3)

amended by 26/2014 s 118

29.3.2015

s 48A

inserted by 47/2021 s 4

25.11.2021

s 50



s 50(4)

deleted by 34/2016 s 41

5.6.2017

s 51



s 51(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 42(1)

5.6.2017

s 51(3)

inserted by 34/2016 s 42(2)

5.6.2017

s 51A

inserted by 34/2016 s 43

5.6.2017

s 52



s 52(1)

substituted by 34/2016 s 44(1)

5.6.2017


amended by 25/2021 s 13

9.9.2021

s 52(2)

substituted by 34/2016 s 44(1)

5.6.2017

s 52(3)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 44(2)

5.6.2017

s 52(7)

deleted by 34/2016 s 44(3)

5.6.2017

s 52A

inserted by 34/2016 s 45

5.6.2017

s 52A(1)

amended by 25/2021 s 14

9.9.2021

s 52B

inserted by 25/2021 s 15

9.9.2021

s 53



s 53(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 54



s 54(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 46

5.6.2017

Pt 9



s 54A

inserted by 34/2016 s 47

5.6.2017

s 55



s 55(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 48(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 55(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 48(3)

5.6.2017

s 55(3)

amended by 34/2016 s 48(4)

5.6.2017

s 56



s 56(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 49(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 56(4)

amended by 34/2016 s 49(3)—(5)

5.6.2017

s 57



s 57(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 50(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 57(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 50(3)

5.6.2017

s 57(5)

amended by 34/2016 s 50(4), (5)

5.6.2017

s 57(10)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 58A

inserted by 34/2016 s 51

5.6.2017

Pt 10



s 61



another jurisdiction

inserted by 34/2016 s 52(1)

5.6.2017

corresponding law

substituted by 34/2016 s 52(1)

5.6.2017

interstate community treatment order

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

interstate inpatient

inserted by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

interstate inpatient treatment order

interstate detention and treatment order amended to read interstate inpatient treatment order by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

interstate patient absent without leave

inserted by 34/2016 s 52(2)

5.6.2017

interstate patient at large

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


deleted by 34/2016 s 52(2)

5.6.2017

interstate treatment centre

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

South Australian inpatient treatment

South Australian detention and treatment order amended by, and amended to read South Australian inpatient treatment order by, 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 63



s 63(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 53(1)

5.6.2017

s 63(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 53(2)

5.6.2017

s 64

amended by 34/2016 s 54

5.6.2017

s 66



s 66(3) and (4)

substituted by 34/2016 s 55

5.6.2017

s 66(5) and (6)

inserted by 34/2016 s 55

5.6.2017

s 67



s 67(1)

s 67 amended and redesignated as s 67(1) by 34/2016 s 56(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 67(2)

inserted by 34/2016 s 56(2)

5.6.2017

s 68



s 68(1)

s 68 redesignated as 68(1) by 34/2016 s 57

5.6.2017

s 68(2)—(8)

inserted by 34/2016 s 57

5.6.2017

s 69



s 69(2a) and (2b)

inserted by 34/2016 s 58

5.6.2017

s 70



s 70(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


substituted by 34/2016 s 59(1)

5.6.2017

s 70(3)

amended by 34/2016 s 59(2)

5.6.2017

s 70(4)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 119

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 59(3)

5.6.2017

s 70(5)

amended by 34/2016 s 59(4)

5.6.2017

s 70(6)

amended by 34/2016 s 59(5)

5.6.2017

s 70(7)

inserted by 34/2016 s 59(6)

5.6.2017

s 71



s 71(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


substituted by 34/2016 s 60(1)

5.6.2017

s 71(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 60(2)

5.6.2017

s 71(2a) and (2b)

inserted by 34/2016 s 60(3)

5.6.2017

s 71(3)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 72



s 72(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 61(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 72(2)

substituted by 34/2016 s 61(3)

5.6.2017

s 72(3)

amended by 34/2016 s 61(4)

5.6.2017

s 73

substituted by 34/2016 s 62

5.6.2017

s 74



s 74(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 63(1)

5.6.2017

s 74(3)

substituted by 34/2016 s 63(2)

5.6.2017

s 75



s 75(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 64(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 75(4)

substituted by 34/2016 s 64(3)

5.6.2017

s 75(5)



interstate authorised mental health professional

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


interstate authorised health professional amended to read interstate authorised mental health professional by 34/2016 s 64(4)

5.6.2017

s 76



s 76(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 65(1)—(3)

5.6.2017

s 76(2a) and (2b)

inserted by 34/2016 s 65(4)

5.6.2017

s 76(4)

amended by 34/2016 s 65(5)

5.6.2017

s 76(5)

substituted by 34/2016 s 65(6)

5.6.2017

s 76(6)

amended by 34/2016 s 65(7)

5.6.2017

s 77



s 77(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 66(1)

5.6.2017

s 77(3)

amended by 34/2016 s 66(2)

5.6.2017

s 77(4)

substituted by 34/2016 s 66(3)

5.6.2017

s 77(5)

amended by 34/2016 s 66(4)

5.6.2017

s 78



s 78(2)

substituted by 34/2016 s 67

5.6.2017

Pt 11



Div 1 heading

deleted by 26/2014 s 120

29.3.2015

s 79



s 79(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 121(1)

29.3.2015


(a) deleted by 34/2016 s 68(1)

5.6.2017


amended by 34/2016 s 68(2)

5.6.2017

s 79(2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 121(1)

29.3.2015

s 79(3) and (4)

amended by 26/2014 s 121(1)

29.3.2015

s 79(5)

inserted by 26/2014 s 121(2)

29.3.2015

s 80



s 80(1) and (2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 122

29.3.2015

s 80(3)

amended by 26/2014 s 122

29.3.2015

Div 2 heading

deleted by 26/2014 s 123

29.3.2015

s 81



s 81(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 124(1), (2)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 69(1)

5.6.2017

s 81(1a)

inserted by 26/2014 s 124(3)

29.3.2015


deleted by 34/2016 s 69(2)

5.6.2017

s 81(2)

amended by 26/2014 s 124(4), (5)

29.3.2015

s 81(2a)

inserted by 26/2014 s 124(6)

29.3.2015


amended by 34/2016 s 69(3)

5.6.2017

s 81(2b)—(2d)

inserted by 51/2017 s 179

14.12.2017

s 81(3)

amended by 26/2014 s 124(7), (8)

29.3.2015

s 81(4)

substituted by 26/2014 s 124(9)

29.3.2015


deleted by 34/2016 s 69(4)

5.6.2017

s 81(5)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 124(10)—(12)

29.3.2015


deleted by 34/2016 s 69(4)

5.6.2017

s 82

deleted by 26/2014 s 125

29.3.2015

s 83



s 83(1)

amended by 26/2014 s 126(1), (2)

29.3.2015

s 83(2)

amended by 26/2014 s 126(3)

29.3.2015

s 83(3)

amended by 26/2014 s 126(4)

29.3.2015

s 83A

inserted by 26/2014 s 127

29.3.2015

s 84

substituted by 26/2014 s 127

29.3.2015

s 84(1)

amended by 4/2023 s 29

22.6.2023

s 85

deleted by 26/2014 s 127

29.3.2015

Pt 11A

inserted by 26/2014 s 127

29.3.2015

s 85



s 85(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 70

5.6.2017

Pt 12



Pt 12 Div 1



s 86

amended by 64/2017 s 122

22.10.2018

Pt 12 Div 2



s 90



s 90(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 71(1)—(3)

5.6.2017

s 90(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 71(4)

5.6.2017

s 90(5)—(7)

inserted by 34/2016 s 71(5)

5.6.2017

s 92



s 92(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 72

5.6.2017

Pt 12 Div 3



s 93



s 93(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 73(1)

5.6.2017

s 93(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 73(2), (3)

5.6.2017

s 93(3)

inserted by 34/2016 s 73(4)

5.6.2017

Pt 12 Div 4



heading

substituted by 34/2016 s 74

5.6.2017

s 94



s 94(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 75(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 94(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 75(3), (4)

5.6.2017

s 94(3)

inserted by 34/2016 s 75(5)

5.6.2017

s 95



s 95(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 76(1), (2)

5.6.2017

s 95(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 76(3)

5.6.2017

Pt 12 Div 5



s 96



s 96(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 77(1)

5.6.2017

s 96(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 77(2), (3)

5.6.2017

s 97



s 97(1)

amended by 34/2016 s 78(1)

5.6.2017

s 97(2)

amended by 34/2016 s 78(2), (3)

5.6.2017

s 97A

inserted by 34/2016 s 79

5.6.2017

s 98 before deletion by 34/2016



s 98(1)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 98

deleted by 34/2016 s 80

5.6.2017

s 99 before deletion by 34/2016



s 99(1) and (2)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 99

deleted by 34/2016 s 80

5.6.2017

Pt 13



s 101



s 101(2)

amended by 26/2012 s 7

23.8.2012


amended by 26/2014 s 128

29.3.2015

s 102



s 102(1), (3) and (4)

amended by 34/2016 s 81

5.6.2017

s 102(5)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 103

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


amended by 34/2016 s 82

5.6.2017

s 104

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 105

deleted by 9/2010 s 3

29.7.2010

s 106



s 106(1)

amended by 21/2021 Sch 1 cl 1(1)

23.8.2021

s 106(2)

amended by 21/2021 Sch 1 cl 1(2)

23.8.2021

s 106(4)

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012

s 107



s 107(2) and (3)

amended by 26/2014 s 129

29.3.2015

s 108

amended by 26/2014 s 130

29.3.2015

s 109

amended by 26/2012 Sch 1

23.8.2012


(f) deleted by 34/2016 s 83

5.6.2017

s 111

amended by 34/2016 s 84

5.6.2017

Sch 2



cl 1

omitted under Legislation Revision and Publication Act 2002

23.8.2012

Transitional etc provisions associated with Act or amendments

Mental Health (Inpatient) Amendment Act 2012, Sch 2—Transitional provisions

1—Level 1 detention and treatment order

A level 1 detention and treatment order in force immediately before the commencement of this clause continues in force as a level 1 inpatient treatment order, subject to the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2009.

2—Level 2 detention and treatment order

A level 2 detention and treatment order in force immediately before the commencement of this clause continues in force as a level 2 inpatient treatment order, subject to the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2009.

3—Level 3 detention and treatment order

A level 3 detention and treatment order in force immediately before the commencement of this clause continues in force as a level 3 inpatient treatment order, subject to the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2009.

4—Purported detention and treatment orders after commencement

If a person purports, after the commencement of this clause, to make a detention and treatment order under the Mental Health Act 2009, it will be taken for the purposes of that Act to be an inpatient treatment order of the same level as the purported detention and treatment order.

Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Act 2014

131—Transitional provisions

(1) In this section—

Guardianship Board means the Guardianship Board established under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993;

principal Act means the Mental Health Act 2009;

relevant day means the day on which this Part comes into operation;

Tribunal means the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

(2) The Tribunal will conduct a review under section 15 of the principal Act in respect of any order for which notice is given on or after the relevant day.

(3) An order, consent or decision of the Guardianship Board under the principal Act in force immediately before the relevant day will, on and from the relevant day, be taken to be an order, consent or decision of the Tribunal.

(4) A right to make any application or referral, or to seek a review or to institute an appeal, under the principal Act with respect to any matter in existence before the relevant day, with the effect that the relevant proceedings would have been commenced before the Guardianship Board, will be exercised as if this Part had been in operation before the right arose, so that the relevant proceedings may be commenced instead before the Tribunal.

(5) Any proceedings before the Guardianship Board under the principal Act immediately before the relevant day will, subject to such directions as the President of the Tribunal thinks fit, be transferred to the Tribunal where they may proceed as if they had been commenced before the Tribunal.

(6) The Tribunal may—

(a) receive in evidence any transcript of evidence in proceedings before the Guardianship Board, and draw any conclusions of fact from that evidence that appear proper; and

(b) adopt any findings or determinations of the Guardianship Board that may be relevant to proceedings before the Tribunal; and

(c) adopt or make any decision (including a decision in the nature of a consent), direction or order in relation to proceedings before the Guardianship Board before the relevant day (including so as to make a decision or give a consent, direction or order, in relation to proceedings fully heard before the relevant day); and

(d) take other steps to promote or ensure the smoothest possible transition from 1 jurisdiction to another in connection with the operation of this section.

(7) Nothing in this section affects a right to appeal to the Administrative and Disciplinary Division of the District Court against a decision, direction or order of the Guardianship Board made or given before the relevant day.

(8) A reference in subsection (5) to proceedings before the Guardianship Board will be taken to include a reference to a review being conducted under section 79 of the principal Act.

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