Health and Community Services

Mental Health Care and Treatment Act

In December 2006, the House of Assembly passed new legislation focused on the protection and treatment of people suffering from severe mental illness.

Effective October 1, 2007, the new Mental Health Care and Treatment Act represents a new approach in providing interventions and services for people with severe and persistent mental illness.

The new Act also

  • revises the eligibility criteria that are used to determine what situations and individuals benefit from the authority of the Act, and
  • expands the range of interventions and services available under the Act

The new Act

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