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06/11/2015 12:57 EDT | Updated 06/11/2016 01:12 EDT

Nova Scotia to review mental health supports for young people

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's health minister says he is looking into strengthening mental health support for young people, following an incident where a teenager was turned away from a children's hospital in Halifax.Leo Glavine says he plans to meet with Dr. Stan Kutcher, an expert in adolescent mental health at the IWK Health Centre.Glavine says there gaps in the mental health system when it comes to support for young people and he is interested in seeing how other jurisdictions are serving that demographic.The IWK says it is reviewing the case of a 14-year-old girl who came to the hospital for care, but whose mother says was turned away only to be admitted after police returned her to the facility hours later.A hospital spokesman said Wednesday that the hospital was looking into what happened and would see if there are procedures that should be changed, but could not comment on the specific case.Glavine says he would like to know if changes are needed to the triage system.