Mental Health Nurse Incentive Programme - continuation

This measure will provide an additional $22 million in funding to the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) to maintain services and incentives at the 2013-14 level. Total funding in 2014-15 will remain at $41.7 million, similar to funding levels in 2013-14.

The Department of Human Services no longer administers this program. For more information go to the Department of Health website.

Description of the measure

This measure will provide an additional $22 million in funding to the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) to maintain services and incentives at the 2013-14 level. Total funding 2014-15will remain at $41.7 million, similar to funding levels in 2013-14.

The measure starts on 1 July 2014 and will end on 30 June 2015.

Existing MHNIP organisations will be advised of their session allocation for 2014-15 by the Department of Human Services.

People with a severe mental disorder will be able to continue to receive services from mental health nurses. These services will provide patients with support during periods of significant disability and assist in maintaining long-term health and longevity.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

Mental health nurses will continue to work in collaboration with psychiatrists and general practitioners to provide services to people with a severe mental disorder such as monitoring a patient’s mental state, medication management and improving patient pathways to other service providers both clinical and non-clinical.

Am I eligible for this measure?

Payments are made to eligible organisations that engage a credentialed mental health nurse to provide services to people with a severe mental disorder.

When will this measure start and finish?

The measure will start on 1 July 2014 and end on 30 June 2015.

Page last updated: 1 July 2016

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