Regulatory Impact Statement: Corrections Amendment Regulations 2017 (2)

The Corrections Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2017 make changes to a range of areas in order to improve the safety, management, and operation of the Corrections legislative system.

Some of the policy decisions implemented in this tranche were originally made as part of a broader set of decisions, most of which were implemented in previous amendments to the Corrections Act and the Corrections Regulations. The two Regulatory Impact Statements (RIS) from 2011 (also available on the Treasury website) address these issues:

  • The statutory role of the Health Centre Manager,
  • The types of handcuffs that are permitted for use, and
  • The ability for the Department to use hair testing as a method of drug detection in prisons.

RIS 2011 - Removing Legislative Barriers to Effectiveness and Efficiency in Corrections - Paper 2: Prisoner Management and Services PDF, 117.02 KB

RIS 2011 - Removing Legislative Barriers to Effectiveness and Efficiency in Corrections - Paper 4: Additional Amendments to the Corrections Act and Regulations PDF, 110.45 KB

Matters which received policy approval in 2017 are covered in Regulatory Impact Statement Corrections Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2017, and include:

  • Approval processes for private visitors
  • Temporary release and removal, and
  • The use of mechanical restraints.

RIS Corrections Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2017 PDF, 76.65 KB