The Substance Abuse (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 (SACAT) comes into force on 21 February 2018. The Act establishes a regime for compulsory assessment and treatment of people with severe substance addictions whose capacity to consent to treatment for that addiction is severely impaired in order to restore capacity to the point where a patient can undertake voluntary treatment. SACAT replaces the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Act 1966.
The presenters will explain the criteria for compulsory treatment and severe substance addiction, and take you through a step-by-step breakdown of the new steps of assessment, treatment and judicial review.
Topics covered will include:
After this webinar you will:
All lawyers working in family, criminal, mental health, community, disability and medical law. Providers of alcohol and drug services and other medical professionals will also benefit.
A background booklet written by the presenters will be sent to participants before the webinar. For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.
Via the internet, you will see and hear the presenters, see the PowerPoint slides and be able to type in questions.
View PDF brochure and registration form here.
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