Information for Consumers, Carers and the Community Sector

Tasmania's Mental Health Act 2013 established a substitute decision making framework for people with mental illness who, because of their illness, cannot make their own assessment and treatment decisions but who need treatment to prevent harm to their own health or safety, or to the safety of others.

The Act provides for Assessment Orders and Treatment Orders and establishes the statutory offices of Chief Civil Psychiatrist and Chief Forensic Psychiatrist. The Act also provides for an independent Mental Health Tribunal and for the appointment of Official Visitors.

A range of fact sheets have been developed to help you understand about the Act and how it may apply to you.

Fact Sheets

Clinical Guidelines