What do you think of the proposed changes to the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care (Restrictive Practices) Amendment Bill 2020?
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.
We want to know your thoughts on proposed changes to the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care (Restrictive Practices) Amendment Bill 2020 which will give health practitioners the appropriate authority to protect patients, themselves and others from harm.
Read the draft Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care (Restrictive Practices) Amendment Bill 2020, and the Frequently Asked Questions and consider the following 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 appropriatenecessary 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?
Share your thoughts by commenting below.