The legislative and regulatory environment governing mental health in Ontario has evolved significantly in recent years. Health care practitioners, from both Schedule 1 and Non-Schedule 1 facilities are consistently faced with new and unique challenges in caring for patients with mental illness.
In 2009, the OHA released A Practical Guide to Mental Health and Law in Ontario Toolkit (Toolkit) to assist health care providers in complying with the legislative provisions and legal principles governing the delivery of mental health services in Ontario. Then in October 2010, the OHA provided a legislative update to highlight the significant legislative changes impacting hospitals that provide mental health and addiction services.
Since that time, there have been a number of legislative changes impacting the provision of mental health services. As such, the OHA has recently updated the Toolkit to ensure that health care practitioners have the most current and up-to-date resource to assist in caring for their patients in a mental health context. This webcast will give participants an overview of the updates to the Toolkit which include recent amendments to the Mental Health Act and other topics relevant to the practice of mental health in Ontario.