SACAT was conferred jurisdiction on 1 July 2017 under the Firearms Act 2015.
Under these changes, SACAT has jurisdiction to review decisions made by the Registrar of Firearms (who is the Commissioner for Police).
Reviews are available in relation to a range of orders, including license refusals, conditions and firearms prohibition orders.
Applications of this kind are handled by SACAT’s Administrative & Disciplinary Stream. Further details about these types of application may be found here.
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.
SACAT fees increased slightly on 1 July 2017. The new fees can be found on the Fees and Charges section of the SACAT website.