The Act develops and enhances oversight of public mental health
services through the establishment of an independent and accessible
Mental Health Complaints Commissioner.
The Act redefines the role of the Chief Psychiatrist to focus
on supporting mental health service providers to improve the quality
and safety of the mental health services they provide and promoting the
rights of people receiving mental health services, in particular
people receiving compulsory assessment or treatment.
The Act enhances service improvement through the publication of
Codes of Practice that will improve understanding of, and consistency
with, the new legislation.