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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 11 August to 17 September 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.


Read the draft Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care (Restrictive Practices) Amendment Bill 2020, and the Frequently Asked Questions and consider the following discussion questions:

1. Is it appropriate/necessary for health practitioners to use restrictive practices to assess and treat patients who are exhibiting challenging behaviours, do not have decision making capacity, and who are presenting a risk to themselves and others?

2. Is the timeframe for the use of restrictive practices (up to a maximum of 24 hours for adults, and 12 hours for those who are under 18 years) appropriate?

3. Are the proposed safeguards in the Bill appropriate/necessary to protect patients and monitor the use of restrictive practices?

4. Is it appropriate/necessary to require that health practitioners seek consent from responsible persons, or substitute-decision makers, or a guardian, before providing treatment to conditions arising from these situations?

Provide your feedback by:

SA Health
Legal and Legislative Policy
RE Consent Act Amendments
PO BOX 287
Rundle Mall   SA   5000