Victorian statement of rights - 4. Secure treatment order
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Victorian statement of rights - 4. Secure treatment order

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Title: Victorian statement of rights - 4. Secure treatment order (Links to English resource)
Summary: A secure treatment order has been made for you because you were in prison or other place of confinement and you need immediate treatment for serious mental illness to stop your illness getting worse or to stop you from being seriously hurt or seriously hurting someone else. A secure treatment order allows you to be taken from prison or other place of confinement to a hospital so you can be given compulsory treatment for mental illness. ‘Compulsory treatment’ means that a psychiatrist can give you treatment for mental illness even if you don’t want it. While you are in hospital you are a security patient. This booklet provides information about Secure Treatment Orders and your legal rights and entitlements under the Mental Health Act 2014.
Organisation: Department of Health & Human Services
Last reviewed: December 2018

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