Assessment Order

  • Under the Act, a Registered Medical Practitioner may make an Assessment Order if they have examined the person and satisfied that the criteria for an Assessment Order apply.
  • The purpose of an Assessment Order is to enable an authorised Psychiatrist to examine a person to determine whether they have a mental illness and require compulsory mental health treatment. For further information on Assessment Orders, please follow this link

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Call Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 or Emergency on 000, or Lifeline 13 11 14

All access to Peninsula Health Mental Health Service is through Mental Health Telephone Triage who will direct you to the appropriate mental health program or community supports