Mental Hospitals Act

AuthorRichard D. Schneider
Mental Hospitals Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.8, as amended by 1999, c. 6, s. 37; 2002, c. 17,
Sched. F, Table; 2002, c. 24, Sched. B, s. 25; 2005, c. 5, s. 41; S.O. 2006, c. 19, Sched. C,
S. 1(1) and Sched. L, s. 11(2)–(4).
Def‌i nitions
1. In this Act and t he regulations, unless the context otherw ise requires,
“approved home” means a home to which patients may be released from an institution in
the manner provided by this Ac t and the regulations; (“foyer agréé”)
“child” includes a son and daughter; (“enfant”)
“Deputy Minister” means t he Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care; (“sous-
“institution” means an inst itution under this Act , and includes every approved home
connected therewith; (“établissement”)
“Minister” means the Minis ter of Health and Long-Term Care; (“ministre”)
“Ministry ” means the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; (“ministère”)
“municipality” means a reg ional municipality and a local municipal ity, other than a local
municipality in a regional mun icipality; (“municipalité”)
“off‌i cer in cha rge” means the off‌i cer of the Mini stry who is appointed as the superintend-
ent or hospital administrator of an in stitution; (“dirigeant responsable”)
“parent” includes a father and mother; (“parent”)
“regulations” means the regulat ions made under this Act. (“règlements”) R.S.O. 1990, c.
M.8, s. 1; 2002, c . 17, Sched. F, Table.
Application to cer tain institutions
2. This Act applies to such institutions as are designated from time to time by the
regulations. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.8, s. 2 .
Names of institutions
3. Each institution shall be known by such name as the Lieutenant Governor in
Council may designate. R. S.O. 1990, c. M.8, s. 3.
Application of Public Hosp itals Act
4. The Lieutenant Governor in Counc il may designate any provision of the Public
Hospitals Act or of the reg ulations thereunder as bein g applicable to any institution
under this Act. R .S.O. 1990, c. M.8, s. 4.

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