Department of Health

This handbook is designed to help clinicians access the information they need to practice in accordance with the Mental Health Act 2014External Link , which is the law governing compulsory mental health, assessment and treatment in Victoria.

Guidelines, forms and other resources will be added to this handbook as they become available.

You can access content in this handbook by theme and by using the A-Z list of the elements of the Act.

The information provided in this handbook is intended as a general overview and not as comprehensive as legal advice. Service providers should obtain independent legal advice if they have queries about individual cases or their obligations under the Mental Health Act 2014External Link .

Reviewed 24 November 2021


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