Legal and advocacy services
For detailed information about assistance available from the Office of the Public Advocate, Community Visitors, IMHA, equal opportunity commissions and specialist disability legal services, see Chapter 8.2: Disability: Asserting your rights.
Mental Health Tribunal
On its website (www.mht.vic.gov.au), the MHT provides information about its role and functions, how to apply for Cancellation of a previous law or legal document. For example, when a new will is made, the old one is usually revoked. of an order and the The time and place at which a court or tribunal hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. process itself (including practice notices).
The Chief Psychiatrist
The Chief Psychiatrist’s role is focused on providing clinical leadership and advice to public mental health services to ensure delivery of quality mental health services. See ‘Contacts’ at the end of this chapter.
Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner
The Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner is responsible for resolving complaints about MHSPs. For the Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner’s contact details, see ‘Contacts’ at the end of this chapter.
Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner
The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner can investigate and help resolve complaints about healthcare providers in Victoria, including mental health and psychiatric services. For more information, see Chapter 8.2: Disability: Asserting your rights, and Chapter 12.4: Privacy and your rights.
Both the Chief Psychiatrist and the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner must A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. compatibly with human rights in making decisions.
For the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner’s contact details, see below.