Mental Health Act 2007 No 8

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14 May 2020 14 May 2020 2020 No 5
25 March 2020 25 March 2020 2020 No 1
28 November 2018 28 November 2018 2018 No 85
01 July 2018 01 July 2018 2018 No 2
15 June 2018 15 June 2018 2018 No 28
08 January 2018 08 January 2018 2017 No 50
25 September 2017 25 September 2017 2017 No 44
27 June 2017 27 June 2017 2017 No 25
28 September 2016 28 September 2016 2016 No 45
08 July 2016 08 July 2016 2016 No 27
15 January 2016 15 January 2016 2015 No 58
08 January 2016 08 January 2016 2015 No 58
02 November 2015 02 November 2015 2015 No 38
31 August 2015 31 August 2015 2014 No 85
14 May 2013 14 May 2013 2013 No 24
01 July 2011 01 July 2011 2011 No 4
01 January 2011 01 January 2011 2010 No 97
16 November 2010 16 November 2010 2010 No 96
09 July 2010 09 July 2010 2010 No 59
01 July 2010 01 July 2010 2010 No 34
21 June 2010 21 June 2010 2008 No 107
19 May 2010 19 May 2010 2010 No 19
17 July 2009 17 July 2009 2009 No 56
06 July 2009 06 July 2009 2007 No 94
01 July 2009 01 July 2009 2009 No 49
13 May 2009 13 May 2009 2009 No 15
01 March 2009 01 March 2009 2008 No 79
01 July 2008 01 July 2008 2008 No 62
07 December 2007 07 December 2007 2007 No 82
15 June 2007 15 June 2007

Mental Health Act 2007 No 8

Assented to 15.06.2007.

Date of commencement, 16.11.2007, sec 2 and GG No 169 of 16.11.2007, p 8465.

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Act 2020 No 5

Assented to 14.05.2020.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.21, assent, sec 2(1).

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 No 1

Assented to 25.03.2020.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Amendment (Victims) Act 2018 No 85

Assented to 28.11.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 5, assent, sec 2 (1).

Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Marriages) Act 2018 No 28

Assented to 15.06.2018.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No 2

Assented to 20.02.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.7.2018, sec 2 (2) and 2018 (227) LW 1.6.2018.

Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2017 No 50

Assented to 24.10.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.20, 8.1.2018, sec 2 and 2017 (666) LW 1.12.2017.

Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2017 No 44

Assented to 25.09.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.19, assent, sec 2 (1).

Electronic Transactions Legislation Amendment (Government Transactions) Act 2017 No 25

Assented to 27.06.2017.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No 45

Assented to 28.09.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2016 No 27

Assented to 07.06.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.15, 8.7.2016, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2015 No 58

Assented to 24.11.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 8.1.2016, sec 2 (1).

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 15.1.2016, sec 2 (3).

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No 38

Assented to 02.11.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (1).

Mental Health Amendment (Statutory Review) Act 2014 No 85

Assented to 28.11.2014.

Date of commencement, 31.8.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (445) LW 7.8.2015.

Amending legislation

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 No 85

Assented to 29.06.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.18, 8.7.2015, sec 2 (1).

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No 24

Assented to 14.05.2013.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Health Services Amendment (Local Health Districts and Boards) Act 2011 No 4

Assented to 16.05.2011.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (313) LW 1.7.2011.

Health Services Amendment (Local Health Networks) Act 2010 No 97

Assented to 16.11.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.1.2011, sec 2 (1) and 2010 (716) LW 17.12.2010.

Health Legislation Further Amendment Act 2010 No 96

Assented to 16.11.2010.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010 No 59

Assented to 28.06.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.18, 9.7.2010, sec 2 (2).

Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2010 No 34

Assented to 15.06.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2010, sec 2 (2).

Relationships Register Act 2010 No 19

Assented to 19.05.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 No 56

Assented to 01.07.2009.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.25, 17.7.2009, sec 2 (2).

NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009 No 49

Assented to 26.06.2009.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (305) LW 1.7.2009.

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2009 No 15

Assented to 13.05.2009.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.6, assent, sec 2 (1).

Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2008 No 107

Assented to 08.12.2008.

Date of commencement of Sch 16, 21.6.2010, sec 2 (2) and 2010 (246) LW 18.6.2010.

Mental Health Legislation Amendment (Forensic Provisions) Act 2008 No 79

Assented to 05.11.2008.

Date of commencement, 1.3.2009, sec 2 and GG No 44 of 27.2.2009, p 1229.

Amending legislation

Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2008 No 107

Assented to 08.12.2008.

Date of commencement of Sch 18, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 No 62

Assented to 01.07.2008.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.66, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2007 No 82

Assented to 07.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.9, assent, sec 2 (2).

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Sec 3

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [2]–[4].

Sec 4

Am 2007 No 82, Sch 2.9; 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [1] [2]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [1] [2]; 2010 No 19, Sch 3.65 [1] [2]; 2013 No 24, Sch 5 [1]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [5] [6]; 2018 No 28, Sch 1.20.

Sec 9

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [7] [8].

Sec 10

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [9].

Sec 12

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 16

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [10].

Sec 18

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [11].

Sec 19

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [12].

Sec 19A

Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [13].

Sec 24

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 26

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [14].

Sec 27

Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [3] [4]; 2016 No 27, Sch 1.15 [1] [2].

Sec 27A

Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [15].

Sec 28

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [16] [17].

Sec 28A

Ins 2013 No 24, Sch 5 [2].

Sec 31

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [5].

Sec 32

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [6]; 2009 No 56, Sch 1.25 [1] [2]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [18] [19]; 2017 No 44, Sch 1.19.

Sec 33

Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [5].

Sec 34

Subst 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [6]. Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [20] [21].

Sec 35

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [7]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [7]–[12]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [22].

Sec 36

Subst 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [13].

Sec 37

Am 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [1]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [1].

Sec 38

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [8]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [23].

Sec 40

Am 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [2] [3].

Sec 41

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [24].

Sec 43

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [25].

Sec 43A

Ins 2013 No 24, Sch 5 [3].

Sec 44

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [26].

Sec 46

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [9].

Sec 48

Am 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [2].

Sec 51

Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [14]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [27].

Sec 52

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [10]; 2009 No 15, Sch 1.6 [1]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [28].

Sec 53

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [11] [12] (am 2008 No 107, Sch 18); 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [15]–[18]; 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [4]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [29].

Sec 55

Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [19].

Sec 57

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [30].

Sec 58

Am 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 61

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [13].

Sec 61A

Ins 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [14].

Sec 62

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [15].

Sec 63

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [16]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [3].

Sec 64

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [17] [18].

Sec 65

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [19].

Sec 66

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [31].

Sec 66A

Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [32].

Chapter 4, Part 1, heading

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [33].

Sec 68

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [34]–[38].

Sec 69

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [20].

Sec 71

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [39]–[42].

Sec 72

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [43].

Secs 72A, 72B

Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [44] (am 2015 No 15, Sch 1.18 [1]).

Sec 73

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [45].

Sec 74A

Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [46].

Sec 75

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [47].

Sec 76

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [48] [49].

Sec 77

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [21]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [20].

Sec 78

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [50]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [4].

Sec 79

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [51]–[53].

Sec 82

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [22].

Sec 83

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [54].

Sec 84

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [23] [24].

Sec 89

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [25]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [55].

Sec 93

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [56].

Sec 94

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [57]–[59].

Sec 96

Am 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [6]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [60]–[65]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [5]–[8].

Sec 97

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [66].

Sec 98

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [26].

Sec 99

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [27].

Sec 100

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [27]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [67] [68].

Sec 101

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [27]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [69] [70].

Sec 107

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [28]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [1].

Sec 120

Am 2015 No 58, Sch 1.9 [1].

Sec 127

Am 2015 No 58, Sch 1.9 [2].

Sec 129

Am 2010 No 34, Sch 2.33 [1]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [71].

Sec 131

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [72].

Sec 134

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [73]–[75].

Sec 134A

Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [76].

Sec 141

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [29]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [21]; 2009 No 15, Sch 1.6 [2].

Sec 142

Am 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [2].

Sec 147

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [77].

Sec 150

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [30] [31]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [22]–[24]; 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [7].

Sec 151

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [32] [33]; 2010 No 59, Sch 1.18 [1].

Sec 152

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [78].

Sec 153

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [34].

Sec 154

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [35]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [25]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [79]; 2018 No 2, Sch 4 [9].

Sec 155

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [36].

Sec 160

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [37] [38]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [26]; 2018 No 85, Sch 5.

Sec 162

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [39] [40].

Sec 162A

Ins 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [41]. Am 2010 No 97, Sch 2.18; 2011 No 4, Sch 2.20; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [3].

Sec 165

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [42].

Sec 166

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [43] [44].

Sec 170

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [45] [46].

Sec 172

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47].

Sec 174

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47] [48].

Sec 176

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [49].

Sec 177

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47].

Sec 178

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [50] [51].

Sec 180

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [52] [53].

Sec 181

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [54].

Sec 182

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47].

Sec 184

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47] [55] [56].

Sec 188

Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [27] [28].

Sec 189

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47] [57]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [80].

Sec 190

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47].

Sec 191

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [47]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.33 [2]; 2015 No 38, Sch 2; 2017 No 50, Sch 5.20.

Sec 192

Am 2017 No 25, Sch 1.22 [1] [2].

Sec 193

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [58].

Sec 196

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [59].

Sec 197

Am 2007 No 94, Sch 1.66.

Sec 199

Rep 2008 No 62, Sch 4.

Sec 202

Ins 2020 No 1, Sch 2.13.

Sec 203

Ins 2020 No 5, Sch 1.21.

Sch 1

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [82] (am 2015 No 15, Sch 1.18 [2]) [83]–[86] (am 2015 No 15, Sch 1.18 [3]) [87].

Sch 2

Rep 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [29].

Sch 3, heading

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [88].

Sch 3

Am 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [30]–[35]; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.37; 2010 No 59, Sch 1.18 [2]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [89]–[94].

Sch 3A

Ins 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [95].

Sch 4

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [96]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [4] [5].

Sch 5

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [60]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.60 [6]–[9]; 2016 No 45, Sch 3 [1] [2].

Sch 6

Am 2008 No 79, Sch 2 [61] [62]; 2008 No 107, Sch 16 [36] [37]; 2009 No 15, Sch 1.6 [3]; 2010 No 96, Sch 1 [8] [9]; 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [97].

Sch 7

Rep 2008 No 62, Sch 4.

The whole Act (except Sch 6)

Am 2014 No 85, Sch 1 [1] (“Director-General” and “Department of Health” omitted wherever occurring, “Secretary” and “Ministry of Health” inserted instead, respectively).

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