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Title: COMMITTEE ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN ONTARIO (CANADA) - LEGAL TASK FORCE, PART 1 - CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE MENTALLY ILL, PART 2 - THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Corporate Author: Ontario Council of Health
Canada
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 195
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Ontario Council of Health
Canada, M5G 1Z6, Canada
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: A TASK FORCE REPORT ON LEGAL ASPECTS OF GENERAL AND FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN ONTARIO IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: PART I OF THE REPORT CONCERNS LEGAL PROBLEMS THAT ARISE IN THE TREATMENT OF MENTALLY ILL PERSONS, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO, BECAUSE OF THEIR DISORDERS, ARE UNWILLING TO BE EXAMINED OR TREATED. THE DISCUSSION TOUCHES ON LAWS AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING COMMITMENT, CONSENT TO TREATMENT, PATIENTS' RIGHTS, PATIENTS' ESTATES, AND REVIEWS OF PATIENTS. A GENERAL APPROACH TO LEGISLATIVE REFORM IN THE AREA OF MENTAL ILLNESS IS OUTLINED, TOGETHER WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ASSURING THAT MENTAL PATIENTS' CIVIL RIGHTS ARE NOT ABRIDGED. INCLUDED ARE SUGGESTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CHANGES IN ONTARIO'S MENTAL HEALTH ACT, AND IN PROCEDURES OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES. PART II OF THE REPORT SUMMARIZES ISSUES IN THE EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT OF PERSONS WHO BECOME INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS. EXISTING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR OFFENDERS ARE DESCRIBED, AND THEIR UNEVEN DISTRIBUTION AMONG REGIONS IS NOTED. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES IN ONTARIO ARE PRESENTED, WITH EMPHASIS ON COOPERATION BETWEEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES AND GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDERS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY (65 REFERENCES) AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Civil commitment; Medicolegal considerations; Mental health services; Mentally ill offenders; Ontario
Note: REPORT OF THE ONTARIO COUNCIL OF HEALTH, SENIOR ADVISORY BODY TO THE MINISTER OF HEALTH
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