Intervention in G93966 – HYY (Guardianship) VCAT 97 – Jan 2022

This case is 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.

This case concerned an older woman, HYY, who was under a guardianship order. HYY was voluntarily admitted to hospital for treatment of her psychological and physical health conditions. HYY has a long-standing mental health diagnoses for which she was being treated in hospital, and also requires daily anticoagulant medication to reduce the serious risk of stroke or thrombosis. However, at times during her hospital stay HYY refused to take her anticoagulant medication.

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Thursday 19th May, 2022

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