Service Providers May Include
addictions counselors, assistant head nurses (AHNs), chaplains, licensed nurse practitioners (LPNs), mental health aides (MHAs), nurse educators, occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, protective services, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychometrists, recreation therapists (RTs), registered nurses (RNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs), social workers (SWs)
Services targeted to:
- patients can be admitted from general psychiatric units when charged with a detainable offence and certified under the Mental Health Act
- deputy Directors from correctional institutions can request a patient to be transferred to SAFPC for stabilization if needed
- patients who are deemed not criminally responsible due to mental disorder or who are found unfil to stand trial
- court ordered
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Referrals are received through the justice system, solicitor general and the Criminal Code Alberta Review Board. All referrals are triaged on a weekly basis or as required.
Wait times are dependent on the acuity of the units, number of court-ordered assessments being referred, emergency admissions, triage wait-list and Not Crimianlly Responsible due to Mental Disorder occupancy rates.
Alberta Justice, Solicitor General, Criminal Code Alberta Review Board
Also Known As
Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Service