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Mental Health and Addictions Service

Patient Bill of Rights

The Patient Bill of Rights was developed with consultation from the Mental Health and Addictions Community Advisory Panel.

The Mental Health Community Advisory Panel acts as an advisory committee to St. Michael’s Mental Health and Addiction Service for the purpose of promoting, advocating and working to ensure an accessible, compassionate, effective, progressive, patient centred health care continuum for those with mental health and/or addictions issues.

  1. Right to respect and dignity in care, research and education

  2. Right to support in recovery

  3. Right to the best available treatment

  4. Right to be informed of the benefits and risks of treatments

  5. Right to freedom from harm

  6. Right to make a complaint