On June 13, 2002, the Consent and Capacity Board ("the Board") released its reasons in a review of a Form 3 - Certificate of Involuntary Admission under the Mental Health Act ("the Act"). It held that there was no proper involuntary admission because the Form 3 had not properly been filed with the "Officer in Charge" pursuant to s.20(1)(c), nor had it been reviewed by the "Officer in Charge or his or her delegate" pursuant to s.20(8) of the Act. As such, there was no valid involuntary admission of the patient (Board decision No. TO-020616).

type Health Law Bulletin - September 2002