Agency VA 2932
Mental Health Review Board
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Date Range: 1987 - 2014
 
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The Mental Health Review Board was created under section 21 of the Mental Health Act 1986. The Board commenced operation in 1987 and had the following functions:

To hear appeals from involuntary and security patients, people on community treatment orders and restricted community treatment orders who wish to be discharged

To review all involuntary and security patients within eight weeks of admission to determine if their involuntary or security patient status should continue

To review all involuntary and security patients at least every twelve months to decide if their involuntary or security status should continue

To review every decision to extend a community treatment order or a restricted community treatment order

To hear appeals against refusals to grant leave to security patients; and

To hear appeals against transfer orders.

On 1 July 2014, the Mental Health Review Board was replaced by the Mental Health Tribunal VA 5021.
 
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1987 - ? 2014 Register of Determinations, Mental Health Review VPRS 16285 North Melbourne Closed
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Superior AgenciesSuperior Agencies
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1987 - 1992 Department of Health II (commonly known as the Health Department Victoria) VA 2695
1992 - 1996 Department of Health and Community Services VA 3092
1996 - 2014 Department of Human Services VA 3970
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1987 - cont Health VRG 39