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Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons Act 1985 (1985 - )

  • Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons Act 1985

    Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons Act 1985, 15 November 1985, courtesy of State Law Publisher of Western Australia.
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From
1985
Categories
Principal Act
Website
https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_4088_homepage.html

The Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons Act 1985 (068 of 1985) established a government agency to 'develop and carry out policies' and provide for services to advance the welfare of people with intellectual disabilities. The Act defined an 'intellectually handicapped person', regulated the provision of services to those people and licensed the premises in which services could be delivered. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities would no longer be automatically subject to mental health laws.

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  • Acts Amendment (Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Act 1985 (1985 - 1996)

    The Acts Amendment (Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Act 1985 was companion legislation to the Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons Act 1985.

  • Mental Health Act 1962 (1962 - 1996)

    Before the Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons Act 1985, intellectual disabilities were dealt with under mental health legislation. The Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons Act 1985 didn't replace mental health laws. Rather, the laws governing intellectual disability took a different and more appropriate path.

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Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons Act 1985
Title
Authority for Intellectually Handicapped Persons Act 1985
Type
Document
Date
15 November 1985
Source
State Law Publisher of Western Australia

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