Click here to view the full Act: MENTAL HEALTH AMENDMENT ACT, 2020 (BILL 22)
Amended: Mental Health Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 288
Summary: Bill 22 amends the Mental Health Act, including to:
- Add a new Part 2 that provides for the admission, detention and discharge of a youth from a hospital designated as a stabilization facility in order to provide health care regarding the youth's engagement in severe problematic substance use;
- Provide that the best interests of a youth must be considered as specified;
- Provide that a youth is admitted to a hospital following a life-threatening overdose for stabilization care for up to 48 hours or until the youth’s decision-making capacity is restored, for a maximum of 7 days.
In Force: By regulation