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ADAT: Licence to download ADAT tools and manual - User's agreement 

To be able to download any of the Assessment, Discharge and Treatment (ADAT) tools or the ADAT manual, you need to accept the licence and register yourself to our database.


Admission and Discharge Criteria and Assessment Tools ("ADAT") is a comprehensive package to be used by professionals to determine the most appropriate level and intensity of care that a client needs. The clinical assessment tools included in the package are DHQ, Adverse Consequences, Health Screening Form, SOCRATES, TEQ, PSS, DTCQ-8, BASIS-32 and Clinical Profile Form. Six of the eight tools that make up the ADAT suite of tools are owned by CAMH. CAMH does not own the other two tools (BASIS-32 and SOCRATES); they are not part of this Agreement. DATIS is the sole Canadian licensor for BASIS-32. There is a license fee associated with its use. Depending on the agency’s status with the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, this fee might have been already covered by exiting agreements. For further details, please contact DATIS at The SOCRATES is in the public domain and may be used without cost or permission. This Licensing Agreement grants permission only for those tools owned by CAMH. Any reference throughout this Agreement to ADAT will mean only those tools to which CAMH has ownership.

Licence Grant

CAMH grants the Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence limited to the Licensee's internal use of ADAT with the Licensee's own clients. The Licensee undertakes to protect the copyright of CAMH by limiting use of the assessment tools to designated internal programs. However, the Licensee has the right to copy, reproduce in the medium supplied or in other media, and distribute copies of ADAT internally within the Licensee solely as part of the permitted use, provided that the CAMH copyright is protected. The Licensee will ensure that CAMH copyright is protected by ensuring the visibility of the copyright statement on each form reproduced and distributed.


You agree you will not, and will not permit any third party to

    1. modify, or create a derivative work from any portion of ADAT material
    2. sublicense, distribute for money or other consideration, or otherwise commercially exploit, assign or transfer ADAT material.

You shall be responsible for any breach of this agreement and you agree to take all measures (including but not limited to court proceedings) to restrain the prohibited or unauthorized use of the ADAT material.


All worldwide rights, title and interest, including, without limitation, all copyrights, patents, trademarks, moral rights, contract and licensing rights, and all other intellectual and proprietary rights of any kind as may now exist, or hereafter come into existence, and all renewals and extensions thereof, regardless of whether such rights arise under the laws of Ontario, or any other jurisdiction ("Intellectual Property Rights") in CAMH will at all times remain with the party granting you this licence (the "Licensor"). Nothing herein will give, or be deemed to give you any right title or interest, including any worldwide Intellectual Property Rights, except as specifically provided in this Agreement.

Limitation of Liability

The main purpose of ADAT is to help determine the most appropriate level and intensity of care that a client needs at a point in time. ADAT is designed to be administered by a qualified healthcare provider (including, but not limited to addiction or mental health workers, other clinicians, counsellors, or nurses). ADAT was designed to be used in combination with standard clinical evaluation and interview to collect information that will help a provider determine treatment recommendations that best fit the client at that time, within the system of care in their particular environment/geographical location. ADAT is not designed to replace a clinical evaluation; accordingly, a provider should fully evaluate any client and not rely solely on ADAT results to make diagnostic or treatment-related decisions. The information contained and generated in these materials is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment or for professional medical advice. CAMH shall not be liable to the Licensee, or any client of the Licensee or any third party for any damages arising out of the Licensee's use of ADAT.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be interpreted according to the substantive laws of Ontario, regardless of the choice of law rules of any jurisdiction, and the Licensee agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of Ontario courts. This Agreement expresses the complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter and supersedes all prior representations and understandings.


I have read, understood and have agreed to these terms stated above.


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Admission and Discharge Criteria and Assessment Tools (ADAT)

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