Medical Report Templates
Doctors preparing psychiatric reports for hearings should use the Tribunal’s new template. For guidance notes on completing the report template click here.
The Tribunal’s medical report template has been prepared by Tribunal psychiatrist members in consultation with treating psychiatrists throughout WA. It provides everything the Tribunal needs to know in the hearing. ‘Free-form’ style reports frequently do not address the relevant factors in sufficient detail to enable the Tribunal to make a decision. This prolongs the hearing, and makes the process more distressing for patients. Where the Tribunal’s medical report template is provided and discussed with patients in advance, less discussion of the medical evidence is needed during the hearing.
Further information for preparing medical reports is set out below:
Chief Psychiatrist’s Guidelines required under Section 547 of the Mental Health Act 2014
Extracts from s25 MHA for medical reports
Page reviewed 11 March 2021