Mental Health Review Tribunal

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.

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Last updated: 02 March 2016

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