Mental Health Act: Past, Present and Future

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Speaker: Gerrit Clements, JD, is a health lawyer and teacher as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Victoria and Northern British Columbia. For the past 40+ years, Gerrit has given legal advice to health care providers and governments. From 1981 to 2007 he was senior legal adviser to the BC Ministry of Health and advised on and drafted statutes such as the Mental Health Act, the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) act, Representation Agreement Act, and the Adult Guardianship Act. He was also responsible for all editions of the Guide to the Mental Health Act from 1996 to 2005 and the content of the chapters on the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act and the Mental Health Act in all editions of The Annotated British Columbia Incapacity Planning Legislation, Adult Guardianship Act, Medically Assisted Dying and Related Legislation from 2000 to 2021. Gerrit is also a member of the Central Okanagan Clinical Ethics Committee (2007-present).

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