There are laws and policies that lay out the rights of individuals with a mental health disorder in Manitoba. It is beneficial to familiarize yourself with the Manitoba Mental Health Act to get a better understanding of what your son/daughter’s rights are, and how the mental health review board will work with your son/daughter if they have a mental health disorder. In addition, it is also important to review the differences between voluntary and involuntary admission into psychiatric assessments and facilities.
To get more information on how the Mental Health Act is implemented in Manitoba, please visit: Government of Manitoba- Manitoba’s Mental Health Act http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/act.html
To review The Mental Health Act, please visit: http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/m110e.php