Seclusion under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992

Published online: 
02 February 2010

Summary

The use of seclusion in mental health services is provided for in section 71 of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 (the Act). The Ministry produces clinical guidelines to assist mental health services interpret the provisions of the Act.

The purpose of the seclusion guidelines is to identify best practice methods for using seclusion in mental health acute inpatient units, in alignment with the specifications set out in the New Zealand Health and Disability Services Standards.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 February 2010
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 February 2010
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-33942-0 (print), 978-0-478-33943-7 (online)
  • HP number:
    4972
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health.2010. Seclusion under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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