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Person—legal order/arrangement type

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269811
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe type of legal order or legal arrangement, to which a person is a subject of, or party to.
Context:Help on this term

The legal status of a person is directly relevant to service provision in some community services areas (for example, care and protection orders in the child protection area, juvenile justice orders, restraining orders in Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP)). It may also be useful for agencies to assist in the provision of appropriate legal and other services. Mental health legal status is required to monitor trends in the use of compulsory treatment provisions under State and Territory mental health legislation by Australian hospitals and community health care facilities including, 24 hour community based residential services. Mental health legal status is an essential metadata item within local records for those hospitals and community mental health services that provide psychiatric treatment to involuntary patients.

Information on legal status also provides a way of examining the link between clients and the criminal justice system and other service systems.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
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ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Legal order/arrangement type
Definition:Help on this termThe type of legal order or legal arrangement.
Property group:Help on this termLegal characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person—legal order/arrangement type, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006

Person—legal order/arrangement type, code N{.N} Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/05/2006

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