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Victorian statement of rights - 5. Forensic patients
A forensic patient is someone who is detained in hospital and has had some involvement with the courts or prison system. You must be given treatment for mental illness if you are a forensic patient. You can make decisions about your mental health treatment. A psychiatrist must talk to you about what mental health treatment you would like.Please note the English and translated versions of the statement differ in their format and content. The statements of rights will be reviewed following the final recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria's mental health services.
- Victorian Department of Health
- Patient's rights, Mental health
- Target audience:
- June 2014
- Last reviewed:
- November 2022
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