Webinar: On Guardianship – when can physical restraint be authorised?

In February 2022, VCAT published advice about when and how an appointed guardian can authorise the use of forcible physical restraint in order to administer medication to people under their guardianship.

VCAT confirmed that if a person under guardianship orders does not consent to medical treatment and restraint is required to be used in order to administer the medication, appointed guardians must seek an order from VCAT under the Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 to authorise the use of forcible physical restraints.

The case and implications of this advice were explored in a 2022 Law Week webinar which is available to watch online.

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