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 electives (listed below):
This six-week course provides an understanding of key legal issues in mental health illness 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.
As a result of participation in this course, you will be able to:
discuss mental health care in a multi-dimensional context
summarize legislation governing mental health care in Ontario
explain the process of admission to a psychiatric facility, as well as the legal obligations and responsibilities of clinicians and the facility
describe the treatment regime in psychiatric facilities
discuss the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board, including its structure, scope and powers, as well as the hearing process
describe clinical and legal considerations of discharge, including readiness for discharge and discharge procedures, follow-up and community care issues, re-admission issues and community treatment orders
explain legal requirements of privacy and confidentiality of health information, as well duties to warn of or report harm.
Please note: This course requires you to use an internet browser, but the system does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not use that to access the course.