For consumers, families and friends
Tasmania's Mental Health Act 2013 established a substitute decision-making framework for people with mental illness who, because of their illness, cannot make their own assessment and treatment decisions but who need treatment to prevent harm to their own health or safety, or to the safety of others. The Act provides for:
- Assessment Orders and Treatment Orders
- establishes the statutory offices of Chief Civil Psychiatrist and Chief Forensic Psychiatrist
- an independent Mental Health Tribunal and for the appointment of Official Visitors.
Download the following fact sheets to help you understand the Act and how it may apply to you.
- Amendments to the Mental Health Act 2013 Fact Sheet (July 2017)
- An Overview of the Mental Health Act 2013
- What Do I Need to Know? Information for Carers, Family Members, Representatives and Support Persons
- Statement of Rights - Involuntary Patients
- Statement of Rights - Forensic Patients
- Statement of Rights - Seclusion and Restraint
- Treatment Orders under the Mental Health Act 2013
- Assessment Orders under the Mental Health Act 2013