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 MHBR 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.
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
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
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
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