Alberta’s Mental Health Act (MHA) was enacted to provide safeguards, supports and supervision, for people suffering from mental disorder. In 2019, the Minister of Health initiated the process to examine the Act to ensure the legislation complies with the Charter and remains responsive to the needs of Albertans. Several amendments came into effect in September 2020 as a result of that review.
Some of the key changes include:
For questions regarding the Mental Health Act legislation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contacts listed in The Mental Health Act / Community Treatment Orders Resources for Information can provide clarification on the Mental Health Act and CTO legislation and related processes.