Public Notice of Intent

Mental Health and Addiction Services 


Designation Number: CAN/HSO 22004

Standards notification on a: New Development

Type of Standard: Health Service Provider

Status: Open for comment (15 days)

Responsible Technical CommitteeTC011 – Mental Health and Addiction Services

Project Need: HSO’s current Mental Health and Substance Misuse and Problem Gambling standards are used by a variety of stakeholders and service providers both nationally and internationally. These standards undergo periodic maintenance and are due for revision. To ensure that this standard will be optimally relevant, current best practices, evidence from scientific literature, and experiential knowledge will inform the standard.

Scope: HSO 22004 addresses the provision of high quality and safe mental health and addiction care and services. The standard will apply to all health and social service organizations providing mental health and/or addiction services.The standard will follow the client’s health and wellness journey through the health and social service system, including in-patient and community-based settings. Content within the mental health and addiction standard will cover the treatment of concurrent disorders to reflect integrated care best practices.Out of scope for this standard is content related to specific or specialized clinical care interventions and/or recommendations for specific mental health or addiction issues.

 Applicability: Global

Proposed Timeline: October 2019 to February 2021

Posted on: October 21, 2019

Contact Information: Organizations interested to support the development of this standard or wanting to be consulted as a stakeholder during the development process may contact us at Individuals, including patients, providers, health leaders, and members of the public are encouraged to provide comments through stakeholder organizations.


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