Mental Health Law
Every human being has a right to life, and to personal security, inviolability and freedom.
Specialized mental health lawyers with the expertise to meet your needs
A person’s health and well-being should not be a source of difficulties or problems, particularly when it is a question of human rights. Every person has the right to liberty, integrity and inviolability, and these fundamental rights may only be overridden in exceptional cases and according to very specific criteria.
A person’s mental state can result in legal restrictions being placed on their rights. Some individuals may pose a danger to themselves or others, and their mental state may affect their capacity to be criminally responsible for their actions.
In such situations, a person’s fundamental rights and freedoms may be limited after certain legal proceedings have been finalized.
MedLégal’s mental health lawyers are here to help
Considering the values of our law firm and the principles we defend, including the rule of law and personal autonomy, our mental health lawyers are well-equipped to represent health care system users with psychiatric disorders.
Our lawyers can intervene in proceedings related to involuntary commitment, treatment orders or the Review Board for mental disorder.
MedLégal offers legal services that allow you to ACT and exercise your right to be represented by a lawyer to oppose these legal proceedings.
Did you know?
In addition to the psychiatric assessments provided for by law, you can still refuse care and treatment when in forced confinement in an institution.
How can our forensic psychiatry lawyers help you?
Our forensic psychiatry lawyers can help you understand the procedures you are confronted with, as well as inform you on your rights.
Did you know?
Once you believe you no longer present a danger to yourself or others, you can ask for a review of your involuntary commitment by submitting a request to the Tribunal administratif du Québec.
When should you call on our legal psychiatry services?
Have you been served with a court application for involuntary commitment or a treatment order or have you been informed that your hearing before the Review Board for mental disorder is coming up? Contact us without delay! Our mental health lawyers will represent you.