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Patient and Solicitor Access to Patient Records Standard

There has been inconsistent state-wide practice of how mental health treatment centre staff manage patient and solicitor requests for access to patient records. To address this issue, the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist has developed the following standard in accordance with Section 90(2) and (3) of the Mental Health Act 2009.

This Standard sets out the procedure to be followed by SA Health staff for patient and solicitor access to patient records when preparing for a proceeding related to an order made under the Mental Health Act 2009.

Patient and Solicitor Access to Patient Records Standard (PDF 293KB)

There are two forms that accompany this Standard:

Undertaking no to Divulge Requested Information (PDF 13KB)

Consent for solicitor to view records (PDF 13KB)

 

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