Alberta’s Mental Health Act was enacted to provide safeguards, supports and supervision, for people suffering from mental disorder. In 2019, in response to a decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench in JH v Alberta Health Services, 2019 ABQB 540, the Minister of Health initiated the process to examine the Act to ensure the legislation complies with the Charter and remains responsive to the needs of Albertans. Several amendments came into effect introduced in September 2020 as a result of that review.
Some of the key changes include:
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