Mental Health Act - Island Health (online)

This module provides an overview of the Mental Health Act of BC including information on responsibilities for care and rights along with cultural safety and humility, trauma informed and recovery oriented care practice elements. This module is CME accredited for 1.0 Mainpro + credit.

A case study is presented throughout the module with reflective questions to assist in understanding and applying the information in practice. Participants will also test their knowledge by completing a short quiz at the end of the module. This module was updated in April 2023 and is aligned with the provincial MHA standards.

Please note that this module is designed to provide an overview of the Mental Health Act of British Columbia and should not be used as a replacement for the Act itself or Legal Advice.


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Island Health (VIHA), other BC health authorities

1 hour


  • All VIHA Employees, All employees must obtain prior approval from their manager/supervisor if taking the Mental Health Act Module on scheduled work time or if expecting to be paid while completing the module on their own time. Thank you.

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