Enforcement Assessment

When patients are subjected to investigations or interventions without consent under provisions of provincial legislation, prescribers are required to clearly indicate the scope of enforced care, when it starts and stops, how patients' rights have been communicated and how and when the enforcement is reviewed.

Connect Care supports are similar for Mental Health Act and Public Health Act requirements:

  • If a patient is deemed (by the required number and type of providers) to be both non-compliant and compellable for a defined set of interventions, an order is placed in the chart to activate this status.

    • Mental Health Act - "Flag Patient as Certified (Mental Health Act)"

    • Public Health Act - [in development]

  • The order composer includes direction that relevant legislated forms must be completed and that the patient must be informed that they are being detained and why.

    • Links are provided within the order composer to relevant forms (which can be completed online)

    • Other links remind the provider about requirements for compliance with the Act.

    • Patient resources are identified that can be provided to the patient and/or designated decision-makers.

  • Completed forms should be saved as PDF files or scanned and attached to the patient's chart using Media Manager.

External Guides and Forms

Mental Health Act (compelled treatment)

Public Health Act (compelled investigation, treatment, isolation)