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Law and Mental Health in Canada: Cases and Materials

Examining both civil and criminal justice contexts in which mental health law is practised, this casebook is a complete guide for law students, articling students and new lawyers or lawyers newly interested in practising any aspect of mental health law.
Publication Language: English
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$135.00
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Softcover | Approx. 450 pages

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Published: January 02, 2023
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433525165

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Law and Mental Health in Canada: Cases and Materials brings together in a summary yet comprehensive way the field of mental health law. Examining both civil and criminal justice contexts in which mental health law is practised, this casebook is a complete guide for law students, articling students and new lawyers or lawyers newly interested in practising any aspect of mental health law anywhere in Canada.

Anita Szigeti is recognized as Canada’s leading expert in mental health law. She has litigated thousands of mental health cases at the tribunal level and on appeals at all levels of court for 30 years in Ontario and since 2014 in Nunavut. She is a widely published author, teacher and sought-after speaker on any topic related to mental health and the law.

Ruby Dhand, B.A. (Ontario), M.A. (Carleton), LL.B. (Ottawa), LL.M. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Osgoode), is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). Dr. Dhand is an award-winning teacher in the areas of human rights law, health law, mental health law and policy in Canada and community lawyering.

General Editors & Authors
Anita Szigeti and Ruby Dhand

Contributors to the volume include Jennifer Chambers, Cassandra DeMelo, Carter Martell, Jacqueline Petrie, Sarah Rankin, Naomi Sayers, and Amy Shoemaker.

 

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 – Foundational Issues in Mental Health Law: Lived Experience, Access to Justice and Intersectionality

Chapter 2 – Civil Mental Health Law: Legal Concepts and Policy Considerations

Chapter 3 – Civil Commitment

Chapter 4 – Consent to Treatment

Chapter 5 – Guardianship and Powers of Attorney

Chapter 6 – Personal Health Information Protection

Chapter 7 – Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice

Chapter 8 – Fitness to Stand Trial

Chapter 9 – The Not Criminally Responsible Verdict

Chapter 10 – Criminal Code Review Boards – Part XX.1, the Mental Disorder Provisions: History, Structure and Foundational Concepts

Chapter 11 – Modern Review Board Law: s. 672.54 of the Criminal Code and Beyond

Chapter 12 – Dangerous Offender and Long-Term Offender Proceedings

Chapter 13 – Mental Health Considerations in Bail and Sentencing

Chapter 14 – Mental Health Courts and Specialized Courts

Chapter 15 – Indigenous Peoples and Mental Health Law

Chapter 16 – Introduction to Coroner’s Inquests in Ontario Involving Mental Health Issues

Chapter 17 – Public Interest Standing by People With Lived Experience of Mental Health Issues at Ontario Coroner’s Inquests – Part I: Recommendations From Inquests in Police-involved Deaths

Chapter 18 – Public Interest Standing by People With Lived Experience of Mental Health Issues at Ontario Coroner’s Inquests – Part II: Recommendations From Inquests in Institutional Deaths

Chapter 19 – Practicing Mental Health Law: Advocacy Tools, Trauma-Informed Lawyering, Empathy and Increasing Access to Justice