Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Baumgartner (Mental Health Review Board) - Jul 2010

The Commission made submissions in this review of a Community Treatment Order under the Mental Health Act 1986 as to how the Charter applied.

The Commission's submissions outline that section 32 of the Charter requires the Act to be interpreted compatibly with human rights and that section 38 places a direct obligation on the Mental Health Review Board and the relevant mental health service to act compatibly with human rights since they are public authorities under the Charter.