This measure will provide funding in 2013-14 for the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program to maintain services at 2012-13 levels while the program is redesigned to address the findings of the 2012 Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program evaluation.
The Department of Human Services no longer administers this program. Read more on the Department of Health website.
Description of the Measure
The initiative provides funding to healthcare organisations, including general practices, to employ mental health nurses who provide coordinated clinical care to people with severe and persistent mental illness.
General practitioners and psychiatrists determine which patients are eligible for services under this program.
Questions and answers
Who will be affected by this measure?
Health professionals and organisations will be able to continue to provide coordinated clinical care for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Organisations eligible for this measure include general practices.
When will this measure start and finish?
This is a continuing program, which has been provided additional funding for the 2013-14 financial year to maintain 2012-13 service levels.