About this booklet
A treatment order is a legal document that allows a hospital or mental health clinic to give you treatment for a mental illness. While you are on an order, you lose some of your rights and freedoms. You may have to stay in hospital. You can be given treatment even if you do not agree to it.
This free publication contains information about:
- what compulsory treatment is
- how orders are made
- getting your order revoked
- getting free legal help.
Mental health and disability
Learn what the law says about mental illness and disabilities, and your rights when it comes to police involvement, treatment and discrimination.
Other support for mental health and disability
Learn where to get legal help and other support for mental health and disability.
Guardianship and administration orders
How administration and guardianship orders work and the role of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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Reviewed 28 June 2022