A person has a right to access their own personal information that is held by government organisations. Under the Mental Health Act 2016, patients have a right to notice of their hearings, decisions made by the Tribunal about them and access to clinical reports written about them. These documents are kept on file at the Tribunal and patients may access these documents by way of administrative access.
If you wish to access your own personal records held by the Tribunal, your request must be in writing and it must be accompanied by proof of your identity and your current address. Proof of your identity may include a certified copy of your driver’s license, passport, or birth certificate. If you have any questions about accessing your own personal records, please contact the Tribunal.