Agency VA 5021
Mental Health Tribunal
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Date Range: 2014 - cont
 
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The Mental Health Tribunal (the Tribunal) is an independent statutory tribunal established under the Mental Health Act 2014. The Act came into operation on 1 July 2014. The Tribunal is an essential safeguard under the Act to protect the rights and dignity of people with mental illness.

The primary function of the Tribunal is to determine whether the criteria for compulsory mental health treatment as set out in the Mental Health Act 2014 apply to a person. The Tribunal makes a Treatment Order for a person if all the criteria in the legislation apply to that person.

The Tribunal also determines:

Whether electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) can be performed on a compulsory patient if they are considered to not have capacity to give informed consent to ECT, or if they are under the age of 18.

A variety of matters relating to security patients.

Transfers of treatment to other mental health services.

Applications to perform neurosurgery for mental illness.
 
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