Patients and health services can request a statement of reasons explaining why the Tribunal made a decision in a particular case.  

Statements of reasons are not precedents that must or should be followed. However, for transparency about its decision making, the Tribunal has de-identified and published a variety of statements of reasons on AustLII.

The following are statements of reasons explaining how the Tribunal applied criteria in the Mental Health Act 2014 and made different types of decisions.  

Treatment Order criterion 5(c) – immediate treatment will be provided if person is subject to a Treatment Order
Interstate transfers
Secure Treatment Orders
Statements of reasons concerning particularly complex or novel facts or clinical issues