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Mental Health Review Tribunal

Phone: 02 9816 5955, 1800 815 511(toll free)



Location: Building 40, Gladesville Hospital, Digby Rd, Gladesville 2111

Mail: PO Box 247, Gladesville 2111

Org type: Government Organisation

Description: A specialist quasi-judicial body established under the Mental Health Act 2007. It has a wide range of powers that enable it to make and review orders, and to hear some appeals, about the treatment and care of people with a mental illness. Most Tribunal panels consist of three members: a lawyer who chairs the hearing, a psychiatrist, and another suitably qualified member. Mental health inquires and some appeals can be conducted by an experienced single legal Tribunal member. The Tribunal has a wide jurisdiction, and conducts both civil and forensic hearings. Hearings are conducted in hospitals and community health centres.

Disability facilities: location varies

© IDEAS [378] Last Full Review: 26Feb21

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