Minister: Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
Agency: Queensland Health


Mental Health Act 2016

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
05 March 2017 08 March 2017 2016 Act No. 52017 Act No. 3
28 April 2017 17 January 2018 2016 Act No. 32017 Act No. 3

RA ss 7(1)(k), 40, 42A

12 February 2018 2016 Act No. 58
06 March 2018

prov exp 5 March 2018

29 March 2018 2018 Act No. 5

revised version

01 December 2018 25 October 2019 2017 Act No. 32

Mental Health Act 2016 No. 5

date of assent 03 April 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 3–4, pts 2–4, chs 2–21 schs 1–4 comm 5 March 2017 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Mental Health Act 2016 No. 5

date of assent 04 March 2016

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 3—4, pts 2–4, chs 2—21 schs 1—4 comm 5 March 2017 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Legislation (Declaration) Amendment Act 2016 No. 35

date of assent 20 June 2016

comm on date of assent

Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17-year-old Persons) Amendment Act 2016 No. 58

date of assent 11 November 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pt 2–3, sch 3 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

Mental Health Amendment Act 2017 No. 3

date of assent 03 March 2017

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

s 50A (to the extent it ins ch 18A, pts 3–4) comm 28 April 2017 (2017 SL No. 58)

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 32

date of assent 13 September 2017

ss 4(2), (4), (6) and (7), 5–9, 13–15,17(2), 18(2), 19, 20, 23–35, 38–42, 44–49, 51, 52 (other than to the extent it ins pt 13, div 1 and s 321), 53, 54, 57(1), (2) and (3), 58–62, pt 3 (other than ss 64, 68, 73, 74, 76, 77), pts 4–5, sch 1comm 1 December 2018 (2018 SL No. 175) (proposed commencement 14 September 2019 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2) (2018 SL No. 129))

Hospital Foundations Act 2018 No. 5

date of assent 29 March 2018

ss 12, pt 10 div 2 sdivs 1–2, div 3 sdivs 1–2 and divs 5–8 comm on date of assent

Mental Health Bill 2015

Government Bill
Introduced: 17 September 2015 PDF icon Bill (Introduction)

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3rd Reading: 03 February 2017 PDF icon Bill (3rd Reading)

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Assent: 04 November 2019 PDF icon Act 2016, No. 5

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