State & territory jurisdictional reports: Activity relating to mental health reform prior to the implementation of the Fourth National Mental Health Plan

27. Ensure accreditation and reporting systems in health and community sectors incorporate the National Standards for Mental Health Services

Page last updated: December 2010

Department of Health and Ageing

  • The revised National Standards for Mental Health Services provide the basis for accreditation of all public and private mental health services in Australia. The DoHA has committed funding to support the implementation of the Standards across sectors. This initiative will be aimed at supporting the introduction of the new Standards through the development of training and promotional materials.

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

  • National Disability Agreement - Quality Improvement Systems based on Disability Standards is a priority under the National Disability Agreement. A National Disability Quality Framework with a National Quality Assurance system for disability services will be developed to introduce a national approach to quality assurance and the continuous improvement of disability services.
  • National Disability Agreement - Quality Improvement Systems based on Disability Standards is a priority under the National Disability Agreement. A National Disability Quality Framework with a National Quality Assurance system for disability services will be developed to introduce a national approach to quality assurance and the continuous improvement of disability services.