Annotated Ontario Mental Health Statutes, 5th edition, is an up-to-date, centralized source of legislation and analysis in the area of mental health for Ontario. Consolidated versions of the following legislation and related forms are included:
- Mental Health Act and regulations
- Health Care Consent Act, 1996 and regulations
- Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 and regulations
- Public Hospitals Act and regulations
- Personal Health Information Protection Act and regulations
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the relevant sections of the Criminal Code are also included. This edition contains the mental health provisions in Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code, which formed part of Bill C-10, proclaimed in force in 2005. Also in this edition is the Crown Practice Memorandum on the Diversion of Mentally Disordered Accused. A table of cases has also been provided.
Annotations cover caselaw from Ontario, as well as other jurisdictions, through to December 2021. Caselaw annotations range in length from a few sentences to the full text of the judgment. Commentaries are practical and to the point.
The format is easy to use and places the updated caselaw annotations and commentary adjacent to the legislative provisions to which they relate, following the logical organization of the statutes.