Training Materials

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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.

MHRB Operations Update

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The Mental Health Review Board remains fully operational as we move into the next stage of the Province’s COVID 19 plan. Full service to the public is available through online and telephone services. Hearing are being conducted by telephone and at the request of the parties video hearings will be coordinated where it is possible … Read More

Covid 19 – Business Continuity Plan – Phase 2

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The Mental Health Review Board transitions into the Province’s Restarting BC Plan by continuing our goal of protecting the health and safety of the public and our team.  Services to the public will continue to be available through online and telephone services. Please continue to contact us at 604-660-2325 or through our email address, MHRBscheduling@gov.bc.ca. … Read More

COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

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The Mental Health Review Board is taking action with the goal of protecting the health and safety of the public we serve and our team.  At the same time, we are doing our best to maintain regular adjudication services. Public health authorities continue to advise that the best ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 … Read More

Notice to the Profession and Public

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Purpose To clarify the process for disclosing the case note in accordance with the Practice Direction – Case Note and Practice Direction – Case Presenter. Notice When a patient is represented by an advocate from the Mental Health Law Program: The case note should be faxed 24 hours in advance of the hearing to MHLP … Read More

Improving Our Processes and Procedural Fairness

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The Mental Health Review Board has been engaged for almost two years in consultations with stakeholders on how to improve our processes and the procedural fairness of our hearings. We have completed this round of consultations. We are launching our new process on January 31, 2020. Please find our Rules of Practice and Procedure and … Read More

Access to Justice Triple Aim

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The Mental Health Review Board endorses the common goal of the Access to Justice Triple Aim which will guide initiatives and reforms for making justice more accessible to British Columbians.    

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