Time for change. Response to the Consultation Paper: Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
The NSW Government is currently undertaking a review of the forensic provisions of the Mental Health Act 1990 and the Mental Health (Criminal Procedure) Act 1990, which is being conducted by The Hon. Greg James QC. This submission outlines PIAC’s views on the changes to the law that are required in this area. The submission primarily focuses on the need to remove executive discretion over recommendations of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in relation to forensic patients, as well as outlining a number of changes which we believe are required in order to improve the quality of treatment of forensic patients in NSW.