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SA Restrictive Practices Authorisation scheme

The legislation for the South Australian Restrictive Practices Authorisation scheme started on 30 May 2022.

This legislation provides strong safeguards for people with disability. The use of restrictive practices must be authorised under this legislation, or another Act.

The scheme is administered by the Restrictive Practices Unit, which is part of the Department of Human Services. To find out more, visit the restrictive practices web pages on SA.GOV.AU.

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We’ll be emailing out important updates about the scheme.

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Page last updated : 29 Nov 2022

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