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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2014 (NO. 26 OF 2014) - SECT 118

Functions of the Secretary

Without limiting the generality of section 117, the Secretary has the following functions under this Act—

        (a)     to develop and implement mental health strategies, policies, guidelines and Codes of Practice;

        (b)     to plan, develop and promote a range of mental health services that are comprehensive, integrated, accessible, safe, inclusive, equitable and free from stigma;

        (c)     to promote continuous improvement in the quality and safety of mental health services;

        (d)     to collect, compile and analyse data about the provision of mental health services for the purpose of research into mental illness and improving the mental health system;

        (e)     to monitor and evaluate the performance, standards and outcomes of mental health service providers;

        (f)     to promote awareness and understanding among health professionals and within the wider community in relation to mental illness and mental health;

        (g)     to undertake, fund and facilitate research into mental illness, mental health and related fields;

        (h)     to develop, support and promote the capacity of the mental health service provider workforce to provide mental health services in accordance with the objectives of this Act and the mental health principles;

              (i)     to promote coordination between mental health service providers and providers of other health, disability and community support services;

        (j)     to advise the Minister about mental health services and the operation of this Act and the regulations.

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