PsychEd Episode 19: Applying Mental Health Legislation with Kendra Naidoo

Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast by medical learners, for medical learners. In this episode from our EPA mini-series on clinical skills we review the Ontario mental health act.

Our guest expert is Kendra Naidoo, legal counsel at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.

 

The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:

  1. Review some of the history behind mental health legislation in Ontario.

  2. Discuss involuntary hospitalization, including criteria and relevant documentation.

  3. Understand capacity assessments and processes for substitute decision making.

  4. Discuss the role of Consent and Capacity Boards.

 

References/resources:

-        A Practical Guide to Mental Health and the Law in Ontario Revised Edition, September 2016

-        Tips for completing the Form 1 under the Mental Health Act, by Patricia Cavanagh, MD FRCPC

  

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