Legal and other advocacy services
For detailed information about assistance available from the Office of the Public Advocate, Community Visitors, equal opportunity commissions and specialist disability legal services, see Disability: asserting your rights.
On its website (www.mht.vic.gov.au), the MHT provides information about its role and functions, how to apply for revocation of an order and the hearing process itself (including practice notices).
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.
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”.
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 Disability: asserting your rights, and Privacy and your rights.
Both the Chief Psychiatrist and the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner must act compatibly with human rights in making decisions.
For the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner’s contact details, see“Contacts”.