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Involuntary admissions to hospitals are regulated provincially. Two involuntary admission criteria are consistent across all jurisdictions: that an individual presents with a mental and/or substance use disorder and that without involuntary admission, presentation of the disorder itself results in likely harm.
A person can be found to be a harm to themselves or others, and therefore must be detained, but at the same time can be determined to have capacity to make treatment decisions for themselves and to refuse treatment. Except for emergency situations, all treatment requires informed, capable, voluntary consent
Our ask – we would welcome your thoughts regarding our efforts going forward
Getting the discussion started – a focus on relevant legislation: Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Health Care Consent Act and Mental Health Act …. more
Getting the discussion started – a focus on relevant legislation: Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Health Care Consent Act and Mental Health Act
In the months ahead, we will invite caregivers to join our discussion focused on legislation, methods, and practices currently in place related to both the determination of involuntary treatment status and privacy. Our intent is to share what we learn from the caregiver community with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care early next year
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