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Mental health law in Victoria

Legislation Relevant to Mental Health

Mental Health Act 2014
 | Handbook

Health Records Act 2001 | Overview

Health Services Act 1988 

Guardianship and Administration Act 1986

Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) | Overview

Medical Treatment Act 1998

State Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (2006)


Policies & Principles

Caring together – An action plan for carer involvment in victorian public mental health services

Standards for Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation and Support Services (June 2004)

Strengthening consumer participation in Victoria’s public mental health services

Consumer participation in Victorian public mental health services: Progress report (Nov 2012)

Family & carer participation & involvement in Victorian public MH services - progress report 2013

Framework for Recovery Oriented Practice – 2011


Chief Psychiatrist's Guidelines


Working together with families and carers (2005)

Priority access for out-of-home care (2011)

Discharge Planning Guidelines (2002)