BC Ombudsperson’s Report Released

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The BC Ombudsperson publicly released a report on March 7th, 2019 titled “Committed to Change: Protecting the Rights of Involuntary Patients under the Mental Health Act”. The Report makes 24 recommendations to the government including more advocates for mentally ill patients. The Mental Health Review Board expects an increase in applications for review panel hearings … Read More

The Board Is Moving To A New Location!

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The Mental Health Review Board is moving to a new location. Effective March 29th, 2019, the mailing address for the Board will be as follows: 1270-605 Robson Street Vancouver BC V6B 5J3 The general email address, telephone and fax lines will remain the same.

Revised Practice Direction for Disclosure

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On November 30, 2018 the Mental Health Review Board revised its Practice Direction: Guidelines for Disclosure. The updated Practice Direction is now in effect. Please contact us with any questions or comments. What’s new – The revised Practice Direction includes a new section entitled “Reasonable Limits on Disclosure.” Why the new section – The purpose … Read More

New Rules and Practice Directions

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October 15, 2018 On August 28, 2018, the Mental Health Review Board revised and updated its Rules of Practice and Procedure and issued five Practice Directions. The Rules and Practice Directions dated August 28, 2018 are now in effect. The Board will be collecting feedback on the implementation of the new Rules and Practice Directions … Read More

Medical Member Posting

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November 2, 2018 The Board will continue to accept applications from both practising and retired medical doctors for medical member positions.  Here is the link to the posting for multiple positions at the Board.  The posting closes on February 3, 2019 at midnight. If you have any questions, please contact YJ Lin.