Department of Health

Authorised psychiatrist: appointment and delegation of powers

Final copies of the Chief Psychiatrist’s updated guidance on Authorised psychiatrist appointment and delegation of powers - effective 1 September 2023.

This guideline provides information to designated mental health services about the requirements and procedure for appointing an authorised psychiatrist and the authorised psychiatrists’ powers of delegation under the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022.


Reviewed 01 September 2023


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