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 statements of reasons below explain how the Tribunal applied criteria in mental health legislation and made different types of decisions.

Interstate transfers

Decisions made under the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022

TPS [2024] VMHT 6

Decisions made under the Mental Health Act 2014

LBM [2023] VMHT 10
JVH [2019] VMHT 11
ROA [2019] VMHT 23
AIA [2017] VMHT 016

Secure treatment orders
Statements of reasons concerning particularly complex or novel facts or clinical issues