Have your say on the SA Health Consultation on Mandatory Assessment for Substance Dependence. SA Health is inviting feedback on the feasibility, costs and impacts of trialling a model for mandatory assessment, detention and treatment for those at extreme and immediate risk, based on the Victorian Severe Substance Dependency Treatment Act 2010. You can read the consultation paper prepared to inform that process here (PDF 562KB).

What is being decided?

In February 2017, the Government established the Ministerial Crystal Methamphetamine Taskforce (the Taskforce) to develop a response to the harms from crystal methamphetamine use in South Australia, and the community impacts from health to justice and child protection.

In line with the Taskforce’s recommendations, the South Australian Ice Action Plan (PDF 351KB) was launched by the Premier on 15 June 2017. 

The South Australian Ice Action Plan includes an action to consider a model for mandatory assessment and/or treatment for those at extreme and immediate risk, based on the Victorian Severe Substance Dependency Treatment Act 2010.

How can you get involved?

SA Health is inviting feedback on the feasibility, costs and impacts of trialling a model for mandatory assessment, detention and treatment for those at extreme and immediate risk, based on the Victorian Severe Substance Dependency Treatment Act 2010. You can read the consultation paper prepared to inform that process here (PDF 562KB).

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Have your say before comments close 5pm Friday 9 February 2018.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will help inform decision-making by the South Australian Government about whether it is feasible to conduct a trial for mandatory assessment and/or treatment for those at extreme and immediate risk, based on the model enshrined in the Victorian Severe Substance Dependency Treatment Act 2010. It will also add to consideration of the clinical, legal, financial, administrative and other requirements for any trial.

Upcoming key dates

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at 5:00 PM

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