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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 38 asked in the Legislative Council on 25 May 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the article, At-risk child ‘turned away’ from hospital,’ published in the Kalgoorlie Miner on Saturday 29 April 2017, which details the case of a child being sent home from Kalgoorlie Health Service after openly admitting to attempt suicide, and I ask:

(a) was the Mental Health Commission notified of this incident;
(b) if yes to (a), when; and
(c) if yes to (a), what steps were taken by the commission following notification?
Answered on 29 June 2017

The Mental Health Commission advises:

(a) No.

(b)-(c) Not applicable.