Protecting Involuntary Mental Health Act Patients and Staff During COVID-19

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BCCLA joins Health Justice and two dozen rights organizations in calling on BC to publicly report on COVID-19 infection rates in psychiatric units and facilities and on provincial policies that are in place to address the safety and well-being of patients and staff.

People detained in psychiatric settings are exceptionally vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we simply do not know what is happening to people held under the Mental Health Act in BC. We are urging BC to ensure transparency around a coordinated provincial approach to address COVID-19 transmission in psychiatric facilities.

Read our joint letter here.