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Specialised mental health service unit—implementation of National Standards for Mental Health Services status, code N

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Short name:Help on this termNational Standards for Mental Health Services implementation status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term722190
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 16/01/2020
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The extent of progress made by a specialised mental health service unit in implementing the National Standards for Mental Health Services as at 30 June, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Specialised mental health service unit—implementation of National standards for mental health services status

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Format:Help on this termN
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1The service unit had been reviewed and was judged to have met all of the applicable National Standards for Mental Health Services as determined by the accrediting agency
2The service unit had been reviewed by an external accrediting agency and was judged to have met some but not all of the National Standards for Mental Health Services
3The service unit was in the process of being reviewed by an external accrediting agency but the outcomes were not known
4The service unit was booked for review by an external accrediting agency and was engaged in self-assessment preparation prior to the formal external review
5The service unit was engaged in self-assessment in relation to the National Standards for Mental Health Services but did not have a contractual arrangement with an external accrediting agency for review
6The service unit had not commenced the preparations for review by an external accrediting agency but this was intended to be undertaken in the future
7It had not been resolved whether the service unit would undertake review by an external accrediting agency under the National Standards for Mental Health Services
8The National Standards for Mental Health Services are not applicable to this service unit

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CODE 1   The service unit had been reviewed and was judged to have met all of the applicable National Standards for Mental Health Services as determined by the accrediting agency

For more information on the determination of applicable National Standards for Mental Health Services please refer to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care website (http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/mental-health/national-standards-in-mental-health/).

CODE 2    The service unit had been reviewed by an external accrediting agency and was judged to have met some but not all of the current National Standards for Mental Health Services.

This code should be used when the service has been accredited against the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards, which meets some but not all of the National Standards for Mental Health Services.

CODE 8   The National Standards for Mental Health Services are not applicable to this service unit.

This code should only be used for:

  • non-government organisation mental health services and private hospitals (that receive some government funding to provide specialised mental health services) where implementation of National standards for Mental Health Services has not been agreed with the relevant state or territory; or
  • those aged care residential services (e.g. psychogeriatric nursing homes) in receipt of funding under the Aged Care Act and subject to Australian Government residential aged care reporting and service standards requirements.

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Report the review/accreditation status at 30 June for each service unit for the National Standards for Mental Health Services using the standard set of codes shown in the value domain.

For organisations that include more than one service unit the codes relating to each service should be completed. Reporting of progress at the individual service unit level recognises that parts rather than whole organisations may be implementing the standards.

NOTE: for admitted patient setting only, these data need to be disaggregated by specialised mental health service program type and specialised mental health service target population.

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See also KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 03 – National Mental Health Service Standards compliance, 2019 (Service level) Health, Candidate 05/12/2019

See also KPIs for Australian Public Mental health Services: PI 03 – National Mental Health Service Standards compliance, 2018 (Service level) Health, Candidate 02/10/2018

Supersedes Specialised mental health service unit—implementation of National standards for mental health services status, code N Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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