Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow amendment – EX 36.10.docx

EX 36.10


  1. City Council request the Government of Ontario to Review the Mental Health Act to provide accommodation for those suffering from Compulsive Hoarding, and in particular;
  2. Request that the phrase “has shown or is showing a lack of competence to care for himself or herself” in sections 15 (Application for psychiatric assessment), 16 (Justice of the peace’s order for psychiatric examination) and 17 (Action by police officer) in Part II of the Act (Hospitalization) be reconsidered to ensure application to problem hoarders and, if deemed appropriate, changed as necessary to properly address problem hoarders
  3. Request that adequate outpatient treatment options for problem hoarders be provided by the Government of Ontario
  4. Request that the Government of Ontario review the Conditions for Involuntary Admission under section 20 (Duty of Attending Physician) in Part II of the Act (Hospitalization) to assess whether appropriate to allow for options cited in ‘3’ to be included

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