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Mental Health
Mental Health
Psychiatric examinations and Custody
This section explains under what circumstances police and the courts can order someone to undergo a psychiatric examination at a hospital.
Preparing for trial
When a judge needs to know if an accused person is mentally fit to stand trial, courts may have to take the following steps in order to make a proper assessment.
The Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act is part of Ontario law that gives courts certain powers in determining a person's mental health.
Not Criminally Responsible assessments
Not Criminally Responsible assessments are similar to fitness assessments but are used to determine a person's mental state at the time they committed an offence.
Mental Health Court
Mental health courts are criminal law courts created to help deal with accused persons who have mental health and other related issues.