Last updated: December 2020
The CAMH forensic mental health program delivers care to people who come into contact with the law because of a mental illness. The goal of the program is to treat people’s illnesses so that they may recover and reintegrate into the community. CAMH provides authorized passes to patients in the forensic program to support their recovery. Passes are standard in all forensic hospital programs and are a well-established and routine practice in health care.
In 2019 CAMH called an external review of the system for passes and privileges in the forensic program. This review had leading mental health, health management and safety experts examine the procedures of the hospital to ensure safety of CAMH staff, the community and those within our care.
CAMH accepted all the recommendations from the review and immediately began implementing immediate actions to protect public safety and improve care for patients.
Below please links to documents and announcements referenced above, as well as resources about forensic mental health and CAMH’s forensic program.
- Announcement of External Review July 2019
- Announcement of External Review Panel September 2019
- Announcement of External Review Recommendations December 2019
- 2019 External Review Report
- 2019 Action Plan
- 2020 One Year Update