Following a merit-based recruitment process, Paul Singh has been appointed for a three-year term as chair of the Mental Health Review Board, the independent tribunal established under the Mental Health Act. Singh holds a bachelor of science degree in neuropsychology and a law degree from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA from the … Read More
The Mental Health Review Board is pleased to provide the Consultation Report prepared by Joan Cotie. See here for report. The Consultation Report responds to recommendation #14 contained within the 2021 Report of the BC Representative for Children and Youth, Detained: Rights of children and youth under the Mental Health Act. Recommendation #14 provides: “That … Read More
In light of Ning Alcuitas-Imperial’s appointment as chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Jacqueline Beltgens has been appointed acting chair of the Mental Health Review Board (MHRB). Jacqueline Beltgens is a lawyer with a broad background in civil and administrative law, and extensive experience in quasi-judicial decision-making. She has been an in-house legal … Read More
The Mental Health Review Board will be closed September 30th, 2021 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021FIN0048-001531
On January 19, 2021, BC’s Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth released a report saying that the provincial government must act to better protect the interests of children and youth involuntarily detained under the Mental Health Act. Recommendation #14 was directed at the Mental Health Review Board. It recommends that the MHRB pilot a … Read More
Effective April 1, 2021. See here under Forms and Others.
The Mental Health Review Board continues to remain fully operational during the Province of B.C.’s response to COVID-19. Full service to the public is available through online and telephone services. Hearings are now being conducted by video through Zoom. This will continue until further notice.
Following a merit-based recruitment process, Luningning Alcuitas-Imperial has been appointed chair of the Mental Health Review Board (MHRB). Ning Alcuitas-Imperial is a seasoned lawyer and an executive in the provincial administrative justice system, with progressive and extensive experience in quasi-judicial decision-making. She has expertise in providing strategic leadership managing operations in a complex and dynamic … Read More
The Mental Health Review Board is publishing a sample of decisions that are useful to the public in understanding the legal test and important procedural aspects of the pre-hearing or hearing process. To view these decisions please use the following link https://www.bcmhrb.ca/resources/.
The Board is pleased to share a series of new training materials, please see the 4 “Best Practices for Conducting a Hearing” videos and “Preparing a Case Note” document posted under the Mental Health Review section of our Resources page.