Department of Health

This reporting directive is for clinical mental health service providers, specialist custodial mental health services and, in the future, mental health community support service providers who are brought in through regulations, in the event of a death of a person who was receiving, had received, or sought mental health services under the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022.

Mental health community support services, who have reported under the Mental Health Act 2014, are encouraged to continue to follow this reporting practice under the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022.

The directive defines a ‘reportable death’ and outlines the reporting procedures.


Reviewed 20 September 2023


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Office of the Chief Psychiatrist

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