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Patient Rights Booklet


In 1996 the Western Australian mental health laws changed significantly. This booklet helps people understand what these changes mean and how their legal rights have been altered.

The booklet is designed to help anyone involved in the mental health system to understand what happens and why, but most importantly who has the power to do what and when.

The information is important for involuntary patients – knowing their rights and responsibilities can help them protect themself and help them gain greater control over their own life.

CLC/Agency Mental Health Law Centre
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Area of Law
  • Health
  • Consumers
  • General public
  • Health service
  • People experiencing a mental illness
  • People with a disability
  • WA
Method of Delivery
  • Publication
  • Website, social media or application
Project Type
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 10th May 2012
Contact Person Sandra Boulter
Contact Position General Manager/Principal Solicitor
Contact Email
Contact Phone (08) 9328 8266
Production/Delivery Date May 2011
Evaluation Not Stated

The Mental Health Law Centre (WA) would like to thank the Mental Health Legal Centre Inc (Victoria) for allowing the use of their booklet Patients Rights in the preparation of this one. We would like to thank the Law Students Community Support of

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Review Date 10th May 2013

Disclaimer: Laws and policies are often changing. We encourage you to check the currency of any laws or policies referenced in the above CLEAR project.

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