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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 2 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 431 ..

The answers read as follows:

Karralika Therapeutic Community

Ms Carnell: During question time on 17 February 1999 Mr Stanhope asked Mr Moore, Minister for Health and Community Care a question concerning the appointment of a Clinical Director at Karralika.

As Acting Minister for Health and Community Care I would like to read Mr Moore's response to this question into Hansard.



17 February 1999

Mr Stanhope asked the Minister for Health:

In May 1998 a report by the Complaints Commissioner recommended a Clinical Director be appointed at Karralika. A review by Dr Mugford also recommended the appointment of a clinical director at Karralika. What changes have occurred since the report of Complaints Commissioner? Has a clinical supervisor been appointed?

Supplementary: Can you advise the Assembly will all the recommendations, made by Mr Patterson and Dr Mugford, be acted on and what timeframe do you envisage?

The Health Minister's answer is as follows (to be provided by Mrs Carnell in Mr Moore's absence):

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation ACT Inc (ADFACT) is currently considering the recommendations included in Dr Mugford' s report, one of which is the employment of the Clinical Director. ADFACT has indicated that it is preparing a response to the Department around these issues. This report will be submitted to the Department at the end of March 1999.

There have been substantial changes in the leadership of ADFACT since the Complaints Commissioner's report was completed. Late in 1998, a new board was elected. Constitutional changes voted in by members prevented anyone who had served on the board in the previous two years serving on the current committee. The new board includes a number of relevant nominees from health and justice minister's, the ACT Division of General Practice and the Law Society.

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