News

Nominate members to serve on the Mental Health Review Board.

20 June 2018

INVITATION TO NOMINATE A MEMBER OF THE MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW BOARD (WESTERN CAPE)

In terms of section 20 of the Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002, the Provincial Minister of Health hereby calls on interested persons, parties, community organisations or groups to nominate a Mental Health Care Practitioner ; Legal Representative and Community Member in the Western Cape to serve in a vacant position on the Mental Health Review Board (Western Cape). The Review Board has the following powers and functions:

(a) To consider appeals against decisions of the Head of a Health Establishment;

(b) To make decisions with regard to assisted and involuntary mental health care, treatment and rehabilitation services;

(c) To consider reviews and make decisions on assisted and involuntary mental health care Users;

(d) To consider 72-hours assessment made by the Head of the Health Establishment and make decisions to provide further involuntary care, treatment and rehabilitation services;

(e) To consider applications for transfer of mental health care Users to maximum security facilities; and

(f) To consider periodic reports on the mental health status of mentally ill prisoners.

For full details of the advertisement, criteria and the nomination process, please visit:

English advert 

Afrikaans advert 

Xhosa advert 

The closing date for all nominations is: 1 August 2018