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Health and ageing

What laws affect older people? How do I make a complaint about my doctor?

 

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10 questions is a series of leaflets written by nurses, doctors and experts with experience in aged care. Each leaflet focuses on an individual aspect of care to increase consumer knowledge and make the journey into residential aged care easier.

 

NSW legislation dealing with mental health, including voluntary and involuntary admission, care and treatment, and the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

 
My Aged Care helps you find out about aged care services. Find information about help at home, aged care homes, costs, and complaints.
 
The Health Care Complaints Commission deals with complaints about health service providers in NSW. Find out about the complaints process.
 
The Mental Health Review Tribunal conducts mental health inquiries, makes and reviews orders, and hears some appeals about the treatment and care of people with a mental illness.
 
 

The guide book, from NSW Health, provides a clear and practical source of information about procedures and issues to be considered in implementing the Mental Health Act 2007.

Looking for more? The State Library has a wealth of legal information in its collections. Try searching our various resources to find more.

Legislation and case law

NSW legislation

Find all NSW legislation, including current and historical Acts, Regulations, Gazettes and Bills. 

NSW caselaw

Find cases from NSW courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court, Local Court, and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)

AustLII

Find legislation and cases from all Australian jurisdictions.

Federal Register of Legislation

Find all Commonwealth legislation, including current and historical Acts, Legislative Instruments, Gazettes and Bills.