Initial and periodic reviews
The Tribunal’s main job is to review every new involuntary treatment order made by psychiatrists in Western Australia within 35 days (10 days for children). This is an ‘initial review’ (s 386).
The Tribunal reviews each order again every three months (every 28 days for children) whilst the order remains in place. This is a ‘periodic review’ (s 387).
Once a patient has been on a community treatment order for more than a year, the Tribunal reviews the order every 6 months.
These hearings are scheduled automatically. You do not need to ask the Tribunal to hold the hearing. The purpose of the Tribunal’s initial and periodic reviews is to determine whether the patient still needs the involuntary treatment order.
Page reviewed 25 July 2019