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Legislation

Mental Health Act 1986 – SECT 8 (VIC)
Victorian Consolidated Legislation

Mental Health Act 1996 (TAS)
Tasmanian Legislation

Mental Health Act 2000 (QLD)
Queensland Parliamentary Counsel

Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW)
Legislates on the involuntary treatment of a patient.

Guidelines and Policies

Aggression, Seclusion & Restraint in Mental Health Facilities in NSW
NSW Health
Includes information about seclusion and restraint practices.

Toolkits and Protocols

Involuntary treatment
Queensland Health

Medical treatment for adults with incapacity: guidance on ethical and medico-legal issues in Scotland
British Medical Association

Mental Capacity Act Tool Kit
British Medical Association

Restricted involuntary treatment orders
Mental Health Branch, Victorian Government Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Papers, Reports and Books

Assessment of Mental Capacity: A practical guide for Doctors and Lawyers (3rd Edition) UK
British Medical Association
Contains the Law Society and BMA’s practical guidelines on the assessment of mental capacity for all professionals working with people who lack, or who may lack, capacity to make decisions.

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