What the Mental Health Review Tribunal does
The Mental Health Review Tribunal looks at each patient's individual circumstances and make decisions about any of the following, including:
- if a person should remain an involuntary patient after they have been admitted to a mental health facility
- if a person should be treated as an involuntary patient but allowed to live outside of a mental health facility
- whether a person should continue as a voluntary patient inside a mental health facility
- non-standard treatments, such as electro-convulsive therapy, recommended by doctors for involuntary patients
- hearing requests for reviews of a patient's admission or treatment
- hearing appeals against a patient's admission or treatment.