Disability Act (Human Rights List)

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VCAT makes orders about restrictive and compulsory treatment for people with an intellectual disability when there is a chance of them harming others. We also review decisions made by the Secretary to the Department of Health and Human Services.

We make these decisions under the Disability Act 2006.

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Apply for an order under the Disability Act

VCAT makes orders about restrictive and compulsory treatment for people with intellectual disabilities when there is a chance of them harming others. We can make orders about residential treatment facilities, court-made orders, leave of absence and special leave, security residents and supervised treatment.

Review a decision by the Secretary to the Department of Health and Human Services

Under the Disability Act 2006 VCAT can review decisions made by the Secretary to the Department of Health and Human Services.