Victims’ Rights in the Health System

Your rights as a registered victim of a person detained in hospital for mental health treatment

Published online: 
30 November 2018

The Victims’ Rights Act 2002 allows registered victims of people detained in a hospital for mental health assessment or treatment to receive certain notifications about the detained person.

This document contains information for registered victims and their representatives about:

  • the information (notifications) registered victims are entitled to receive about the person having mental health treatment
  • the treatment and leave processes for people who begin mental health treatment through the justice system
  • who registered victims can contact if they have questions, want more information, to change their contact details for notifications, to give feedback or make a complaint.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    30 November 2018
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-856813-3 (online)
  • HP number:
    6963
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2018. Victims’ Rights in the Health System: Your rights as a registered victim of a person detained in hospital for mental health treatment. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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