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1. Yes, you can subpoena a person to your Mental Health Tribunal for instance, if you wish to provide evidence of your sanity, or for them, to provide evidence of your behaviour, for example. Essentially, the Mental Health Tribunal has full powers to subpoena people to attend and give evidence. However, you need to serve the subpoena in advance of the hearing by the Mental Health Tribunal so as to provide the person subpoenaed with the opportunity to make arrangements to turn up to be heard. Be aware that you can also subpoena a witness to the judicial review of a Mental Health Tribunal. Whilst evidence if normally given on affidavit, you can still require a person to turn up by subpoena and give evidence, particularly if you want to cross-examine them upon the evidence they give. So, be aware that a subpoena can be used in either instance and the person responding to the subpoena can give relevant evidence which will be taken into account in making any determination in relation to you.
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3. The mental health court case is called a Mental Health Tribunal. So, you can use these procedures of subpoena in all mental health court case. So, if you were to apply for a writ of habaes corpus, you would be able to issue a subpoena. Habaes corpus is an order for liberty.
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