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Prison entrant—mental health service referral indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMental health service referral indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term631724
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of whether a prison entrant has been referred to prison mental health services for observation and further assessment, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Prison entrant—mental health service referral indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Unknown

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For use in Prisoner health data collections. If this value domain is used with other metadata then 'Unknown' would map to code 8.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

At the prison reception assessment, prison entrants may be referred to prison mental health services for observation and further assessment. Prison mental health services provide access to specialist mental health nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and in-patient services where the prisoners receive counselling and intervention programs.

Under the National Action Plan on Mental Health 2006-2011 (COAG 2006) jurisdictions are required to provide details on the prevalence of mental illness among people who are newly sentenced to prison and enhance mental health services for people in contact with the justice system.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

COAG (Council of Australian Governments) 2006. National Action Plan on Mental Health 2006-2011. Canberra: COAG.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Prison entrant—mental health service referral, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 30/05/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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