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Summary of Panel Discussion at the Consumer and Carer Forum
Thursday May 17, 2018
The Mental Health Tribunal held a Consumer and Carer Forum at the Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday 18 October 2017. Over 120 people attended, including over 70 people identifying as a consumer, a carer or a member of the lived experience workforce. The forum included the opportunity to...
The role of the Mental Health Tribunal in relation to treatment - New chapter added to our Guide to Solution-focused Hearings
Friday April 27, 2018
We are pleased to announce that a new chapter of the Solution-focused hearings guide on the role of the Mental Health Tribunal in relation to treatment has been completed and is available here. The original solution-focused hearings guide was released in 2014.  This new chapter will be...
Categorised list of Statements of Reasons published in 2017 now available
Friday April 27, 2018
The Tribunal publishes statements of reasons that fall within the following categories:
  • statements of reasons highlighting the Tribunal's interpretation and application of the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2014 governing Treatment Orders, ECT Orders and other Tribunal hearing types....
KPI Report for January to March 2018 is now available
Thursday April 19, 2018
The Mental Health Tribunal's quarterly KPI report (1 January to 31 March 2018) is now available.
New voluntary electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) jurisdiction
Tuesday March 13, 2018
On 12 March 2018 the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (MTPD Act) came into effect. The MTPD Act introduced a new framework for advance care planning for all kinds of medical treatment. For more information refer to the Department of Health’s website on the MTPD Act. The...
KPI Report for October to December 2017 now available
Thursday January 25, 2018
The Mental Health Tribunal's quarterly KPI report (1 October to 31 December 2017) is now available.