Patients and health services can request a statement of reasons explaining why the Tribunal made a decision in a particular case.  

Statements of reasons are not precedents that must or should be followed.  However, for transparency about its decision making, the Tribunal has de-identified and published a variety of statements of reasons on AustLII.

Below are statements of reasons explaining how the Tribunal applied criteria in the Mental Health Act 2014 and made different types of decisions.
 

Treatment Order criterion 5(c) – immediate treatment will be provided if person is subject to a Treatment Order
Applications to deny access to documents
ECT criterion in section 96(1)(a)(ii) – no less restrictive way to be treated
Application against transfer to another service
Adjournments
Statements of reasons concerning particularly complex or novel facts or clinical issues