Policy Number

NSHA MA-CY-001, IWK 1500

NSHA MA-CY-001 IWK 1500 Admission of Mental Health & Addiction Patients under 19 Years within Nova Scotia


The policy aims to ensure equitable and broadly consistent practices for all children and youth requiring Admission for psychiatric care within Nova Scotia.

Optimal Patient care is dependent upon a collaborative approach between emergency, acute care, emergency health services (EHS), police, Patient and family, and mental health and addiction service providers. 


NSHA MA-CY-001, IWK 1500 Current Process for External IWK Emergency MHA Assessment or Garron Admisssion Requests