Authority of the PPAO
The PPAO is a program of the Ministry of Health.
PPAO’s authority to carry out its rights advice mandate is provided under the Mental Health Act (MHA) and the Regulations. The Minister of Health designates the PPAO under subsection 14(1) of Regulation 741 to the MHA. The Minister is required to designate one or more such persons or categories of persons to act in this capacity in Schedule 5 facilities (the PPHs) in Ontario. The functions of rights advisers are set out in the Act. Their qualifications are set out in the regulations.