Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (25 May) . . Page.. 2244..
Mental Health Respite Care Program
- Carers ACT
- Respite Care ACT
Mental Illness Education ACT- Youth mental health education & literacy program
Expansion of Older Persons' Mental Health Service
(2) 2003 - 2004 Mental Health Budget Initiatives
Gungahlin Outreach - Additional clinical staff to provide outreach services to mental health clients in Gungahlin
Calvary Link - Expansion of the Crisis & Assessment Team to include assessment at Calvary Hospital
Drug and Alcohol/Mental Health Worker
Forensic - Court Liaison Officer
Expansion of Community Mental Health teams to include Tuggeranong region and extended hours for the Woden teams.
Discharge Planner Program - employment of a discharge planner at PSU
Supported Accommodation - Expansion of the community mental health supported accommodation program
Employment of a Mental Health Clinical Data Manager
Support for Carers - Continuation of the 2002/03 Respite initiative.
SACS Award - Mental Health component of wage increases for staff employed by NGOs providing mental health services.
(Question No 1465)
Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 1 April 2004:
Please detail the laws governing the regulation of ear piercing in the A.C.T. with regard to (a) chemists, (b) jewellery stores and (c) any other outlet providing such a service, in particular with respect to young people under the age of 16.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is:
Regulation of ear piercing
The ACT Public Health Risk (Infection Control) Declaration Amendment 2001 defines closed ear piercing as, "a process of ear piercing that is carried out on the lower lobe of the ear by means of an apparatus that does not come into contact with the skin and can be operated only by the use of sealed and pre-sterilised disposable fittings."
Businesses performing closed ear piercing are excluded from the requirement to hold a