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: 27 June 2017