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Public comment sought for compulsory alcohol and drug treatment

Published on 19 Jan 2017

The Mental Health Commission is seeking feedback on the Exposure Draft Bill and the proposed Compulsory Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Treatment Program in Western Australia.

The Minister for Mental Health has released the Exposure Draft Bill and associated Summary Model of Service for public comment.

An Exposure Draft Bill is prepared by professional legislative drafters and looks just like a Bill (proposed legislation for consideration by Parliament). However, it does not reflect Government’s settled position, and is intended for public comment.

The purpose of the proposed Western Australian Compulsory AOD Treatment Program is to provide for the short-term compulsory treatment, stabilisation, care and support for people with a severe alcohol and/or drug addiction

All stakeholders are invited to contribute, including people who have experienced AOD problems and their families, service providers, Government agencies and the wider community.

Please submit your feedback by 31 January 2017

For more information or to provide feedback, please visit the Compulsory Alcohol and Drug Treatment page

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