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Mental health legal status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term727339
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 20/01/2021
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A code set representing whether a person, at any time during an episode of admitted patient care, an episode of residential patient care, or treatment as a patient/client by a community based service at the time of contact, is treated on an involuntary basis under the relevant state or territory mental health legislation.

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
1Involuntary patient
2Voluntary patient
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not reported/unknown

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Involuntary patient

Involuntary patient should only be recorded where detention or compulsory mental health treatment has been provided to the patient under the relevant legislation of the state or territory providing the care. This includes legislation relating to forensic mental health patients. Legislation relating to forensic patients may be separate to state and territory Mental Health Acts.

CODE 2     Voluntary patient

Voluntary patient should be recorded where the patient is not considered to be an involuntary patient under the mental health legislation for the state or territory providing the care.

CODE 9     Not reported/unknown

This code is to be used if the mental health legal status for the patient is either not reported or unknown.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Mental health legal status code N Health, Superseded 20/01/2021, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Episode of care—mental health legal status, code N Health, Standard 20/01/2021

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