SACAT has launched an updated SACAT online application and payments tool. Changes to SACAT online services include;
A copy of the online services user guide can be downloaded here (1.3Mb PDF)
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.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (“NDIS”) is being rolled out progressively across Australia from 1 July 2016. At present, the NDIS is expected to be accessible in South Australia to all eligible people up to 64 years of age by July 2018.
Many people with a disability who are eligible to access the NDIS will not have a mental incapacity and will not need a guardian or administrator appointed.
In addition, many people with some level of cognitive impairment can be informally supported by family or appropriate advocates to make their own decisions under the NDIS. Before applying to SACAT for orders please seek further information about the NDIS from the website https://www.ndis.gov.au/index.html or by telephoning 1800 800 110. More information can be found here.
As outlined by the Attorney-General, John Rau in his Media Release of 6 April 2017 - the State Government appointed retired Supreme Court Justice, the Hon. David Bleby QC to conduct an independent review into the operation of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).
The Attorney-General has tabled the review today (Tuesday 26 September 2017) along with responses to the recommendations of the review.
Reference matter, can be found out:-