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Developing national standards for mental health settings

The Commission is working with partners to implement actions in the Fifth Plan. In 2019–20, the Commission began a project to develop national safety and quality community mental health standards. The standards will provide clarity for regulators and health service organisations by delivering contemporary, evidence-based standards suitable for implementation in all sectors, including in the community. They have the potential to operate as an adjunct module to the existing NSQHS Standards. These standards will continue to be developed in consultation with key stakeholders in 2020–21.