Compulsory alcohol and other drug treatment program

On 9 December 2016, the Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Andrea Mitchell MLA released the Exposure Draft Compulsory Treatment (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Bill 2016 (Exposure Draft Bill) and Summary Model of Service for public comment.   The purpose of the proposed Western Australian Compulsory Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment Program is to provide for the short-term compulsory treatment, stabilisation, care and support for people with a severe alcohol or other drug problem.

The consultation period for feedback on the Exposure Draft Bill and Summary Model of Service has now formally closed (effective 31 January 2017).

The Exposure Draft Bill, Summary Model of Service, Frequently Asked Questions and Background Paper are provided below for information.  

For any enquiries please email the Compulsory AOD Treatment Project team at compulsory.treatment@mhc.wa.gov.au or you can leave a voice message by calling (08) 6553 0561.