Mental Health Act 2007 No 8
Historical version for 14 May 2013 to 30 August 2015 (accessed 13 July 2020 at 00:56) Current version
Chapter 9 Section 196
196   Regulations
(cf 1990 Act, s 302)
(1)  The Governor may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, for or with respect to any matter that by this Act is required or permitted to be prescribed or that is necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.
(2)  In particular, the regulations may make provision for or with respect to the following:
(a)  the functions, responsibilities, obligations and liabilities of medical superintendents, other authorised medical officers, medical officers and directors of community treatment,
(b)  the exercise by the Principal official visitor and the official visitors of their functions,
(c)  matters relating to mental health inquiries,
(d)  the establishment and functions of a registry or registries to assist in the administration of the Tribunal and in the holding of mental health inquiries under this Act,
(e)  procedures for approval of operations, treatments or procedures that are permitted to be carried out under this Act,
(f)  standards of patient care,
(g)  the establishment, in relation to a mental health facility, of a patient care review committee and the functions of such a committee,
(h)  matters relating to the rights and privileges of patients and persons under detention in mental health facilities,
(i)  the establishment of, and payments to and from, funds and accounts for the keeping of money received on behalf of individual patients or for the benefit, use or enjoyment of patients generally and the payment of amounts by or on behalf of patients,
(j)  the use of patients’ funds and the investment and management of any such funds and accounts,
(k)  prescribing the forms required by this Act,
(l)  prescribing the keeping and form of such books, records, registers or other documents, or the furnishing of such reports or statistics, as may be necessary or convenient for the administration of this Act,
(m)  the modification of Part 3 of Chapter 3 in its application to the making of a community treatment order under section 67 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990.
(3)  A regulation may apply, adopt or incorporate, with or without modification, any publication as in force at a particular time or from time to time.
(4)  A regulation may create an offence punishable by a penalty not exceeding 5 penalty units.