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Mental Health Act 2007 No 8
Current version for 25 March 2020 to date (accessed 5 April 2020 at 15:14)
Chapter 5 Part 1 Section 105
105   Objectives of New South Wales public health system
(cf 1990 Act, s 6)
The objectives of the New South Wales public health system under this Act in relation to mental health services are to establish, develop, promote, assist and encourage mental health services that—
(a)  ensure that provision is made for the care, treatment, control and rehabilitation of persons who are mentally ill or mentally disordered, and
(b)  promote the establishment of community mental health services for the purpose of enabling the treatment in the community wherever possible of persons who are mentally ill or suffering from the effects of mental illness or who are mentally disordered, and
(c)  develop, as far as practicable, standards and conditions of care and treatment for persons who are mentally ill or mentally disordered that are in all possible respects at least as beneficial as those provided for persons suffering from other forms of illness, and
(d)  take into account the various religious, cultural and language needs of those persons, and
(e)  are comprehensive and accessible, and
(f)  permit appropriate intervention at an early stage of mental illness, and
(g)  assist patients to live in the community through the provision of direct support and provide for liaison with carers and providers of community services.