Mentally Ill Offender Unit (MIOU)
Mental Health

The mentally ill offender unit provides psychiatric assessments to individuals remanded by the courts of the Nova Scotia justice system to determine if an individual is not criminally responsible and/or unfit to stand trial related to criminal charges they are facing. Depending on the outcome of the court proceedings, individuals can be found Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) or unfit to stand trial and may begin the process of rehabilitation in one of the hospital's other programs.

The unit also provides inpatient psychiatric care to individuals from the Nova Scotia correctional system. 

Location, hours and contact information

East Coast Forensic Hospital
88 Gloria McCluskey Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 2B8
Tel: 902-460-7300
Fax: 902-460-7343

How do I access this program?

Individuals in the mentally ill offender unit are there by court order from Nova Scotia justice system or transferred from a Nova Scotia provincial adult correctional facility.