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New Chapter on solution-focused hearings for older persons
Tuesday May 30, 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have now finalised a new Chapter of the Guide to Solution-focused Hearings in the Mental Health Tribunal (the main guide) on solution-focused hearings for older persons. Drawing on the Tribunal's experience and the invaluable input of stakeholders, this Chapter...
Categorised list of statements of reasons on AustLII website
Thursday May 4, 2017
The Tribunal publishes select statements of reasons on the AustLII website. In order to assist people to navigate statements of reasons on AustLII and to improve the transparency of the Tribunal's decision-making, the Tribunal has decided to publish from time to time a list categorising the...
KPI Report for January to March 2017 published
Tuesday May 2, 2017
The quarterly KPI report for the Mental Health Tribunal (October to December 2016) is now available here.
New ECT report template launched
Friday March 31, 2017
In the lead up to Mental Health Tribunal hearings, mental health services prepare a clinical report for each patient. These reports set out information that the Tribunal needs to know when conducting hearings. The reports are also provided to patients at least 48 hours before the hearing. As...
2016 MHT Consumer and Carer Forum "Enhancing our Act" Panel discussion
Thursday March 23, 2017

In November 2016, the Mental Health Tribunal held its annual Consumer and Carer Forum with the theme of "Enhancing our Act".

A feature of every Forum is the panel discussion.

For people who were unable to attend as well as those who did attend, we thought it would be useful to provide a...

New Practice Note and related resources on access to documents
Monday February 20, 2017

The Tribunal has released a new Practice NoteĀ on access to documents which is available here.

To ensure that Mental Health Tribunal hearings are fair, it is important that patients have the opportunity to prepare for their hearing. To do this, patients need to know what the treating team says...