Mental Health Tribunal
Mental Health Law Centre’s core service is to provide legal advice and representation to persons who are involuntary patients under the Mental Health Act 2014 (WA). We make this service available to patients whether they are inpatients at authorised psychiatric hospitals or living in the community.
Involuntary patients have statutory rights to have their status reviewed by the Mental Health Tribunal. Mental Health Law Centre can assist patients by requesting extra reviews of their status and by helping with the review process. Our lawyers provide advice and assistance for such Mental Health Tribunal reviews. We also provide advice for related matters such as making a complaint, accessing medical records, talking to patients about their rights under the Mental Health Act 2014 (WA), and advocating by dealing with the mental health service.
Please note that we require 5 working days’ notice for all Mental Health Tribunal matters.
Mental Health Law Centre has created the following templates for:
- Freedom of Information requests
- Mental Health Act Information requests
- A request to Amend Medical Records
What happens at a Mental Health Tribunal hearing? Watch the video