All matters pertaining to the admission, movement, transfer and discharge of ORB patients are coordinated and tracked by the
Liaison Office. Other delegated functions of the Liaison Office are: the scheduling of ORB hearings, ensuring that hospital
reports to the ORB meet specific requirements and are processed in a timely fashion and representing the Administration of
CAMH at hearings. The Liaison Office staff provides information to both internal staff (as well as outside agency staff) regarding
the legal requirements relating to the detention and treatment of patients under the auspices of the ORB. Participating in
CAMH-wide staff educational sessions regarding the management of forensic patients is ongoing. Coordination of these tasks
includes developing contacts at various courts, (mental health workers, duty counsels, transportation staff) liaising with
legal counsels, the office of the Crown Attorney and the staff at the ORB.
Referral required: Individuals accepted into the Law and Mental Health Program are ordered to this facility by virtue of various
types of court orders such as Treatment Orders, and Assessment or Detention orders in compliance with the Criminal Code of
Canada. As such, there is no referral beyond an order of a Judge. Assessments are carried out within the parameters of the
judicial system only. Screening for appropriate level of security is undertaken in consultation with legal counsel and medical
personnel by the staff of the Liaison Office. Self-referrals or referrals from sources other than a court are not accepted.
Contact: The service can be accessed by telephone, fax or e-mail. Administrative Secretary, Caroline Grossi, (416) 535-8501, ext.
2419; Fax: (416) 583-4319; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Jay Hammond, Counsel, (416) 535-8501, ext. 2880; Jean Buie, Counsel, (416) 535-8501, ext. 2941; Fax: (416) 583-4319; E-mail:
Location: Queen Street Site, Unit 3 - 4th floor