The Tribunal’s jurisdiction encompasses reviews, applications and appeals.
The Tribunal reviews:
- Treatment Authority (TA)
- Forensic Orders (FO)
- Treatment Support Orders (TSO)
- The Fitness for Trial (FFT) of particular persons
- The detention of minors in high security units
A Treatment Authority authorises the treatment and care of a person for a mental illness without the person’s consent. More information
Forensic Orders are made primarily by the Mental Health Court for persons charges with a serious offence who are found to be of unsound mind at the time of an alleged offence or unfit for trial. A Forensic Order authorises a treatment and care without a person’s consent. More information.
Treatment Support Orders
Treatment Support Orders are made by the Mental Health Court and the Mental Health Review Tribunal for persons charged with a serious offence. They involve less oversight than Forensic Orders. More information.
The Tribunal hears applications:
- For Examination Authorities (EA)
- To perform regulated treatments (electroconvulsive therapy and deep brain stimulation procedures)
- For approvals to transfer forensic patients into and out of Queensland
Examination Authorities authorise a doctor or authorised mental health practitioner to enter premises to detain and involuntary examine a person to device if a recommendation for assessment should be made for the person. More information.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and non-ablative neurosurgical procedures (such as deep brain stimulation procedures) are the two types of treatments regulated by the Mental Health Act 2016. More information.
The Tribunal hears appeals against:
- Particular decisions of the Chief Psychiatrist in relation to Information Notices
- The decisions of Administrators to refuse to allow a person to visit a patient in an authorised mental health service