Mental Health Act - Island Health (online)

This online module provides an overview of the Mental Health Act of British Columbia. It offers a basic understanding of the legislation of the Act, the responsibilities of care staff and physicians, and rights of the patient. Participants test their knowledge by completing case-based questions throughout and at the end of the module.
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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