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Victorian statement of rights - Voluntary treatment

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Victorian statement of rights - Voluntary treatment

Voluntary treatment is when you choose to receive treatment from a mental health service. You don’t have to have treatment if you don’t want it. Treatment can be medication such as tablets or injections. This can be in a hospital or in the community. You are free to leave the hospital or stop seeing staff in the community whenever you want. Statements of rights are documents that set out a person’s rights and the processes that apply, while a person is receiving a mental health and wellbeing service under the Act. Statements of rights are approved by the Chief Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
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September 2023
Last reviewed:
April 2024
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