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Learn about your rights if you don't want compulsory treatment.
When you are on a compulsory treatment order you have the right to be involved in all decisions about your treatment, care and recovery.
An independent evaluation of our services has called for an automatic system of referral to IMHA, for anyone who is placed on a compulsory treatment order in Victoria.
If you have a mental illness a doctor may examine you and decide that you must receive treatment under a compulsory treatment order.
You must fit four criteria before any treatment order (temporary or longer) can be made.
Under the Mental Health Act 2014, anyone treating you must get your ‘informed consent’ before giving you treatment.
Find out about when electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) can be given and what you can do if you don't want this treatment.
Learn about your rights and options if you feel unsafe while you are receiving treatment.