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Patient rights and support

Consumer resources and information for patients, their families, carers and other support persons about patient rights under the Mental Health Act 2016.

This information is also available in other languages.

Examinations and assessments

Information explaining how examinations and assessments are dealt with under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Information on Emergency Examination Authorities under the Public Health Act 2005 is available on the Clinical guidelines and procedures website.

Treatment and care

Information, resources, policies and frequently asked questions explaining how treatment and care are dealt with under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Seclusion and restraint

Information, resources, policies and frequently asked questions explaining how restrictive practices are dealt with under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Courts, forensic patients and people in custody

Information, policies and resources explaining how courts and forensic patients are dealt with under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Victim Support

Information and resources supporting victims of persons under the Queensland Forensic Mental Health System.

Mental Health Review Tribunal

Information, policies and frequently asked questions about the role of the Mental Health Review Tribunal under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Administration of the Act

Information, policies, resources and frequently asked questions explaining how the Mental Health Act 2016 is administered.

Transport, movement and patient absence

Interagency and interstate agreements for transporting and transferring mental health patients and processes for the return of patients absent without approval.

Last updated: 22 April 2020