Liability of the Providers of Mental Health Services in Negligence

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This article considers the question whether mental health service providers can be held liable in negligence in cases where they discharge a patient from care, only for them to kill another person shortly thereafter. Courts are often protective of such providers, finding (sometimes problematically) that it would be contrary to the relevant mental health legislation to find providers liable in such circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-197
Number of pages35
JournalUniversity of Western Australia Law Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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