|Title:||Provision of Mental Health Emergency (Crisis) and Follow Up Information On Discharge From Hospital Emergency Departments.|
|Document ID:||Information Circular IC 0223/15|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 8 July 2015|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||An Information Circular outlining the need for all WA Hospitals to provide individuals who present to the Emergency Department for mental health assessment and/ or treatment, or with mental health-related concerns, with contact numbers for mental health emergency response services and follow up information prior to discharge from the Emergency Department.|
|Legal requirements:||Mental Health Act 2014
|Applicable to:||All WA Health Hospital staff|
|Framework:||Mental Health Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 8 July 2015 to 1 February 2020|
|Review date:||1 February 2020|
|Authorised by:||Kingsley Burton, A/Executive Director, Office of Mental Health, 23-Jun-2015|
|Print version:||View print version|
Provision of Mental Health Emergency (Crisis) and Follow Up Information On Discharge From Hospital Emergency Departments.
State-wide Mental Health Emergency Contact Card
Alternatively, hospitals may elect to provide their own service-specific documents in place of the State-wide Mental Health Emergency Contact Card, provided this document or set of documents are comparable. For the purposes of this circular, a ‘comparable document’ is written advice that includes, at a minimum:
Wherever practicable, the State-wide Mental Health Emergency Contact Card or comparable document should also be provided to the individual’s carer, family member, or nominated support person (‘carer’), if they also present with the person at a hospital emergency department. Individual patient information recorded on the card must only be given to the individual’s carer if the patient has consented to this disclosure, or where the disclosure is otherwise permitted by law (see IC 0164/13 Patient Confidentiality and the Department of Health Information Access and Disclosure Policy). If the individual’s information cannot be disclosed, a blank version of the Card or comparable document (i.e. that does not contain individual patient information) should be provided to their carer.
The Office of Mental Health is responsible for the distribution of the State-wide Emergency Mental Health Contact Cards to all WA Hospital Emergency Departments. Additional cards and an optional A4 format can be ordered by contacting the Office of Mental Health on (08) 9222 4490 or by emailing OMH@health.wa.gov.au.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 8 July 2015 at 10:38am