MHP Risk Reduction Inc., a legal services corporation

Risk Reduction is a creature of technology and innovation best described as a “digital law firm”. We help people get the care they need if they are ever dealing with admission to a mental health care facility.   To become a subscriber you join on the net for an annual subscription fee of $15.00 plus applicable taxes.

The administrative structures used as examples on this site are based upon the Province of Ontario, Canada. The principles are applicable globally.  Additional jurisdictions in Canada, the USA and selected countries in Europe will be added as we grow with demand.

Why Risk Reduction

You, Mental Health Law and Catch 22: A Layman’s Narrative

The age old family relationships of next-of-kin have changed with the new Canadian Constitution. Privacy Law and Capacity have been amended leaving the patient and our society worse off. Nobody told us! The patient having a Power of Attorney for Personal Care (POAPC) has all the laws work for him. Without a POACP, all the laws are against the patient and it’s a very expensive uphill battle to defend oneself and get the care needed which has been paid for by your benefits insurance.

Litigation is used by medicine to regulate efficacy which works well except in mental health. You as a patient are not considered a reliable witness and your testimony is not accepted at law. This has the effect of cancelling the process. Catch 22 at its finest.

Mental health courts by law use the kangaroo court style where hearsay evidence, confirmation bias, no under oath cross-examination is allowed. There is no due process as guaranteed under the Constitution. Lawmakers, judiciary, law enforcement, medicine all know this but this debacle continues unabated. Risk Reduction holds the remedy. That remedy is to stop it before it begins.

Defects in the administration of “mental health law” criminalize illness while allowing the service provider to escape with impunity.

You are expected to be responsible for your own health care decisions. This requires you to have legal capacity. By definition having been admitted to a mental health facility you don’t possess legal capacity. Welcome to Catch -22.

Risk Reduction uses scrutiny and intimidation (service provider knows who we are) to ensure a valid diagnosis and clinical pathway to wellness.

Our commitment to privacy

The major issue with online database services is that they can be hacked and, as a result, your private information can be stolen.

Risk Reduction prevents this by using only the information we need.

Your information is protected by the standard attorney-client privilege.

The Attorney-Client information is protected by the profession’s standard.

Risk Reduction keeps less information on you than your library card.

Subscriber Information (we include only minimum information about you):    

  • No Social Insurance number;
  • No date of birth;
  • No financial data;
  • No personal information of any kind;
  • We only use your email address;
  • Your written (hardcopy) of the Specialized Power of Attorney for Personal Care is only stored offline;
  • All your third party communications are offline.

Quiz

Welcome to your MHPRR

Name Email
1. Your experience with common legal events e.g. buying a car, car insurance, licencing, buying a home and mortgage. When you started, did you discover that these common events were more complicated then you first thought ?
2.

Do you know that the historical relationship with medicine has dramatically changed from the "old" next-of-kin relationship to the current model of documentation using the Power of Attorney for Personal Care to have access to your children and other loved ones medical information to assist in decision making ?

3.

Though NOT insured, do you know that the necessary documents are available free of charge via the Province of Ontario's website ? ( Risk Reduction helps you prepare the documents so long as you are a Risk Reduction subscriber, without charge and it is insured )

4.

Do you know how much it costs you to go the traditional route of retaining an independent lawyer to prepare your paper work ? Usually around two to four hundred dollars per relationship. Your extended family could easily be 10,15, 20 people costing as much as $8,000.

5.

Do you know the frequency of re-admissions ( go to mhprr.com/graphs ) and how dangerous this risk is, to not only the patient but all concerned ?