Victim Support Service - Information notices
What are Information Notices?
Some victims (or their families) find it helpful to receive information about the person who harmed them. If the person who harmed you, or your family member, is placed on a Forensic Order or Treatment Support Order by the Mental Health Court, you may be eligible to apply for an Information Notice.
Information Notices allow you to receive specific information about the person’s treatment and rehabilitation. Knowing that the patient is continuing to be managed by a mental health team on an order and the conditions of that order, can help you to feel safer.
Under the Mental Health Act 2016 you can apply to the Chief Psychiatrist in Queensland Health for an Information Notice. https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/635044/f_victim_app_information_notice.pdf
Applications for Information Notices are facilitated through the QHVSS. We can explain the eligibility criteria and how they work. For more details or to apply for an Information Notice, speak to one of our team.
What is classified patient information?
If the person who harmed you or your family member is in custody and is transferred to a mental health service for assessment or treatment, they become a Classified Patient. You can apply to the Chief Psychiatrist in Queensland for information about the classified patient.
To find out more contact QHVSS on 1800 208 005, or email firstname.lastname@example.org