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Information Transfer at Care Transitions and Continuity of Care within Mental Health and Addictions - Procedure - NSHA CL-SR-015.01


Care Transitions are a high-risk period for Patient safety. This procedure (specific to Mental Health and Addictions) provides guidelines to support and ensure the quality and safety of Patient care when Patients are at transition points. The outlined procedures guide Information Transfer at transition points, and guide Nova Scotia Health Services and sites with the development of tools to facilitate consistent, effective, quality communication between Health Care Providers (HCPs), Patients, Essential Care Partners (ECPs), and/or Substitute Decision Makers (SDM) during all Care Transitions.