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Government of British Columbia Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides British Columbia 29 July 2020 Legislation/regulation mental health care

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Mental health legislation in the province of British Columbia.

Part 1 — Interpretation

Part 2 — Administration
Establishment of facilities and services
Designation of mental health facilities
Transfer of facilities
Licensing of private mental health facilities
Persons entitled to service
Powers and duties of directors
Charges for care and treatment
Assessment committee
Guardians and committees
Admissions from penitentiaries
Reciprocal arrangements with other provinces
Reciprocal arrangements with Canada
Transportation of patients
Protection from liability for certain actions

Part 3 — Admission and Detention of Patients
When persons are not to be admitted
Admission of female person
Voluntary admissions
Review panel for person under 16 years of age
Involuntary admissions
Duration of detention
Review of detention
Board and review panels
Application of Administrative Tribunals Act
Power to compel witnesses and order disclosure
Hearing by review panel
Amendment to final decision
Emergency procedures
Prisoners and youth custody centre inmates
Detention under Criminal Code
Deemed consent to treatment and request for a second opinion
Direction and discipline of patients
Application to court for discharge
Notice to involuntary patient
Notice to patient under 16 years of age
Advice to near relative
Approved homes
Authority to detain continues despite leave or transfer
Exception to rules about leave and approved homes
Unauthorized absences
Transfer from another province

Part 4 — Regulations

Power to make regulations

Last amendment: 29 July 2020
Uploaded: 15 August 2020


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