VCAT is empowered to hear disputes under the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) (‘MTPD Act’).
Applications can be brought to VCAT by eligible people, including:
- a health practitioner,
- a medical treatment decision-maker;
- a support person;
- the Public Advocate;
- any other person VCAT is satisfied has a special interest in the person’s affairs.
Application forms are available from VCAT’s website.
VCAT is also empowered to advise medical treatment decision-makers (s 83 MTPD Act).