On 1 July 2017, SACAT will be conferred jurisdiction under the Firearms Act 2015.
Under these changes, SACAT will be conferred jurisdiction to review decisions made by the Registrar of Firearms (who is the Commissioner for Police).
Reviews will be available in relation to a range of orders, including license refusals, conditions and firearms prohibition orders.
Applications of this kind will be handled by SACAT’s Administrative & Disciplinary Stream. Further details about these types of application may be found here.
SACAT member recruitment is now underway. SACAT is seeking;
To view the job pack or make an application, find more information here. Applications must be received by 5pm Friday 7 July 2017.
On 5 June 2017, amendments to the Mental Health Act 2009 came into effect. In accordance with these amendments SACAT has updated two important forms:
The Medical Report Form for level 2 community treatment orders and level 3 inpatient treatment orders; and
The Mental Health Review Form for patients who are seeking a review of an inpatient treatment order or community treatment order.
These forms can be found here
If you require further information regarding the amendments, please contact the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist here.