RepresentationThis representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Mental health legal status code N ".
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|Permissible Values||2||Voluntary patient|
|Supplementary Values||3||Not permitted to be reported under legislative arrangements in the jurisdiction|
Guide for use:
The mental health legal status of admitted patients treated within approved hospitals may change many times throughout the episode of care.
Patients may be admitted to hospital on an involuntary basis and subsequently be changed to voluntary status; some patients are admitted as voluntary but are transferred to involuntary status during the hospital stay. Multiple changes between voluntary and involuntary status during an episode of care in hospital or treatment in the community may occur depending on the patient's clinical condition and his/her capacity to consent to treatment.
Similarly, the mental health legal status of residents treated within residential care services may change on multiple occasions throughout the episode of residential care or residential stay.Origin:
National Health Data Committee
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