Australian and Canadian Mental Health Acts Compared
Gray, John Ellery
McSherry, Bernadette Maree
O'Reilly, Richard L
Weller, Penelope June
The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry 2010 Dec; 44(12): 1126-31
The main objective of this paper is to compare the mental health Acts of the eight Australian jurisdictions and the 13 Canadian jurisdictions on three major issues: involuntary admission criteria, treatment authorization/consent and compulsory treatment in the community, in the light of international trends towards patients' rights.
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