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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4625 ..


2. The above meets the requirement as being a review as it is a clinical assessment of the person. These ‘acts’ or clinical assessment and observations done by nursing staff inform whether the person is intoxicated or affected in an abnormal way from the methadone.

Questions without notice taken on notice

Health—Mental health staffing

Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Dunne on Thursday, 3 August 2017):

The medical cover at the AMHU comprises of three full-time Consultant Psychiatrists, one Clinical Director/Consultant Psychiatrist who works clinically 0.5 full-time equivalent, three Psychiatric Registrars and two Medical Interns.

In June 2017, due the two unexpected resignations and personal leave, the lowest number of psychiatrist rostered at the Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) was two. Although there were only two psychiatrists rostered, there were still three Psychiatric Registrars and two Medical Interns rostered to the unit at the time.

Since 4 August 2017, with the exception of three days where 2.5FTE consultant psychiatrists were rostered, there have been at least three consultant psychiatrists rostered to work at AMHU. The consultant psychiatrist staffing cohort has been comprised of permanent staff specialists as well as locum Visiting Medical Officers.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—complaints

Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Tuesday, 15 August 2017):

1. The Directorate has formed a reasonable belief that it has identified one possible author.

2. The identity of the email correspondent and investigation of the concerns they expressed are separate matters. As noted in my response on 15 August 2017, the statement that Ms Jones quoted related to contacting the correspondent to seek further details on the allegations, not on his or her identity.

The Community Services Directorate engaged with the anonymous correspondent and offered appropriate protections with Public Interest Disclosure coverage. The Directorate also encouraged the correspondent to raise their concerns through appropriate channels, including the Human Rights Commission.

At the time that the Directorate was receiving correspondence from the anonymous complainant, it became aware of emails sent to a number of people that may have disclosed the identity of a young person. This is a potential breach of the Criminal


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