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Report - Public hearing 6 - Psychotropic medication, behaviour support and behaviours of concern

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Report - Public hearing 6 - Psychotropic medication, behaviour support and behaviours of concern (Auslan)

 

Public hearing on the use of psychotropic medication

The Disability Royal Commission’s next public hearing starts on 22 September in Sydney.

The hearing will be live-streamed on our website with Auslan interpreters and captioning.

The hearing will focus on the use of psychotropic medication on people with disability.

These are drugs that affect the mind, emotions or behaviour.

It includes anti-psychotics, anti-depressants and mood stabilisers.

Sometimes people with disability behave in ways that put themselves or others at risk.

The hearing will examine the use of psychotropic medication as a response to behaviours of concern.

The hearing will examine the effect of psychotropic medication on people’s health and wellbeing.

The hearing will examine laws and regulations for using psychotropic medication as a restrictive practice.

For more information, visit our website.