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Cost and number of patients under Compulsory Mental Health

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From: Nigel Gray

Dear Jenny Salesa,
Could you please inform me of the actual overall cost per patient and the number of New Zealanders currently under treatment by the Mental Health Compulsory Treatment and Assessment Act 1992, including both those in institutions (hospitals and Mental Health facilities) and those under the Act being held or supervised in community housing situations? Also could you provide me with the overall (total) cost of this, including the salaries of placement officials, healthcare professionals, social welfare workers associated with caring for these individuals, psychologists, psychiatrists, court judges (for each 6 monthly hearing required under the law and per the requirements of the Act?

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Gray

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Dear Nigel

Thank you for your request for official information which was transferred
from the Office of Hon Jenny Salesa, and received by the Ministry of
Health on 29 February 2019.
The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H201900990. If you
need to contact us at any stage about your request, please quote this
reference number in your correspondence.

You requested:
ould you please inform me of the actual overall cost per patient and the
number of New Zealanders currently under treatment by the Mental Health
Compulsory Treatment and Assessment Act 1992, including both those in
institutions (hospitals and Mental Health facilities) and those under the
Act being held or supervised in community housing situations? Also could
you provide me with the overall (total) cost of this, including the
salaries of placement officials, healthcare professionals, social welfare
workers associated with caring for these individuals,  psychologists,
psychiatrists, court judges (for each 6 monthly hearing required under the
law and per the requirements of the Act?

As required under the Act we will endeavour to respond to your request no
later than DATE 2018, being 20 working days after the day your request was
received.  

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

Yours sincerely,

Jan Torres
Advisor
Ministerial Support Services
[email address]
Ministerial Services  l  Government Services  l  Office of the Director
General

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Dear Mr Gray

Please find attached a letter regarding your request for official
information.

Yours sincerely

Jan
Advisor
Ministerial Support Services
[email address]
Ministerial Services  l  Government Services  l  Office of the Director
General

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