Department of Health

Forensic memorandum of agreement dated 19 February 2002

The forensic agreement refers to the provisions of the repealed Mental Health Act 1986 (Vic) and the Mental Health Act 1990 (NSW). However transition provisions in both the Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic) and the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) preserve the currency of the forensic agreement.

It is expected the forensic agreement will be revised in future to update the legislative references.

The forensic agreement provides for the apprehension and return of forensic, security and certain other patients who are absent without leave in either NSW or Victoria.


Forensic agreements
Date published
18 Feb 2002
14 pages [219KB]
Department of Health & Human Services
Available format

Reviewed 29 May 2015

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