The Mental Health Act 2013 also known by its full title "An Act to provide for the assessment, treatment and care of persons with mental illness, to repeal the Mental Health Act 1996, to repeal and rescind some related legislation and for related purposes"(Act no.2/2013) came into effect in 2014. The act aims to consolidate legislation relating to the involuntary admission and treatment of people with a mental illness. It also aims to further protect the rights of Tasmanians by empowering individuals with 'capacity' to make their own decisions regarding treatment.
Prepared by: Elizabeth Daniels
Created: 13 January 2015, Last modified: 15 October 2015