The Act establishes a comprehensive suite of safeguards to protect the rights of patients. Increased safeguard protect the rights and dignity of people living with mental illness.
Electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for some mental illness.
Mental Health Tribunal
The Mental Health Tribunal makes and reviews compulsory orders and determines treatment applications.
Neurosurgery for mental Illness
Neurosurgery can only be performed with the patient’s informed consent and Mental Health Tribunal approval.
Restrictive interventions – bodily restraint and seclusion
Restrictive interventions, including bodily restraint and seclusion, are strictly regulated.
Reviewed 28 May 2015