Addiction Treatment Providers Will Now Be Licensed
Residential addiction treatment providers in Alberta must now be licensed in accordance with the Mental Health Services Protection Act. 15 service providers representing 31 locations have received licences and Alberta Health is working with the remaining applicants to ensure all requirements are met prior to issuing a licence.
Alberta Health can also issue a penalty of up to $10,000 for each contravention or, for a contravention that continues for more than one day, $10,000 for each day up to a maximum of $100,000. Additionally, if a court finds a person or a corporation guilty of an offence, they may be liable for a fine up to $100,000, and in the case of an offence that continues for more than one day, to a further fine of up to $100,000 for each day.