This seven-week course provides an understanding of key legal issues in mental health and addiction care in Ontario, in the context of clinical, ethical. organizational and systemic factors. Health care practitioners must be constantly mindful of their legal obligations-including admission, treatment, discharge and health records-in order to respond effectively to clients' rights and empower them to make their own health care decisions.
The course covers the following areas:
- mental health care in a multi-dimensional context
- legislation governing mental health care in Ontario
- admission to a psychiatric facility
- treatment in a psychiatric facility
- the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board
discharge and community treatment orders
privacy, confidentiality and the duty to warn/report.
This course can be taken alone; however, it qualifies as an elective for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.
Electives must be taken within a four-year period after completing the core course; any courses taken prior to the core program will not count toward the certificate.
Participants will need to either re-take those courses or select electives that they have not previously taken.
The Concurrent Disorders Core Course must be taken first and then you will need to complete only 2 electives (listed below):