This handbook is designed to help clinicians access the information they need to practice in accordance with the new Mental Health Act 2014, which is now the law governing compulsory mental health, assessment and treatment in Victoria.

Guidelines, forms and other resources will be added to this handbook as they become available.

You can access content in this handbook by theme and by using the A-Z list of the elements of the Act.

The information provided in this handbook is intended as a general overview and not as comprehensive as legal advice. Service providers should obtain independent legal advice if they have queries about individual cases or their obligations under the Mental Health Act 2014.

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