Program Directors

Barbara Walker-Renshaw

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Mark Pearce, MD, FRCPC

Forensic Psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH); Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Eligible for

OSAP

Today, more than ever, mental health law issues are paramount. Being able to understand the relevant law and its application is crucial to making decisions quickly and effectively.

Back for its 11th year, this practice-based program will give you the skills you need to competently and confidently handle mental health law issues. Failure to adequately assess risk or properly address the rights of individuals and their families, or to provide proper patient care, can compromise essential rights of an individual and his or her family and create exposure to liability.

Over the course of 5 intensive one-day modules, you will learn what you need to know and acquire best practices from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced experts in Canada. You will come away from this program with the knowledge, tools, strategies and tactics that you can put to immediate use.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Gain a clear understanding of the core principles of mental health law

Aquire tools and strategies for handling mental health law issues

Receive comprehensive, downloadable and searchable learning materials that will serves as useful and ongoing resources

Connect, learn and brainstorm with experts and peers who face similar challenges

Who Should Attend

Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, physicians, nurses and other licensed medical professionals

Health law practitioners

In-house counsel in health organizations

Healthcare and social service professionals

Representatives from hospitals, psychiatric facilities, long-term care facilities, CCAC’s and community service provider agencies

Law enforcement officers – Corrections and rehabilitation service representatives

Crown lawyers, defense counsel, duty counsel

Elder law practitioners

Mental health patient advocates

Healthcare risk managers

Government and public policy advisors

Dr. Jacqueline Duncan

Psychiatrist, Mental Health Centre, Penetanguishene

“Well researched, very relevant and very lively presentations”

Faculty

Program Directors

Barbara Walker-Renshaw

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Mark Pearce, MD, FRCPC

Forensic Psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH); Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Advisory Board

Mary Jane Dykeman

Managing Partner, INQ Law

Janice E. Blackburn

Bersenas, Jacobson, Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

Dr. Michael Colleton

Forensic Psychiatrist

Instructors

Agenda

Register

Sep 27 & Oct 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2022

$3,495 + HST

Time

September 27, 2022

8:45 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

October 4, 2022

8:45 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 11, 2022

8:45 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

October 18, 2022

8:45 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 25, 2022

8:45 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

Printable Registration Form

If a downloadable form is required, please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

Certificate Requirements

In order to successfully receive an Osgoode Certificate, participants must complete all program modules, and pass the multiple choice online exam.

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Format
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive26h 45m
Professionalism 2h 15m
EDI4h 15m
Total33h 15m

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

View our CPD & Accreditation page to see previously calculated hours for this course.

Other Eligible CPD/MCLE hours:

This program is approved for LAWPRO Risk Management Credit

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE/Fellow) to 10 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Client and Technical Support

Have questions? Get advice in person, by email or over the phone.

Program content questions

Myrsini Zacharakis, Program Lawyer
mzacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Online Technical Requirements

To ensure you do not encounter any issues that will impact or limit your learning experience, please review the following information.