Health and Community Services

Review Process

Implementing and evaluating the provisions of the new Act will be an evolving process. Staff, patients, families, physicians and specialists will be working together to ensure understanding and clarity.

A key component to ensuring accountability for the new Act will be the Mental Health Care and Treatment Review Board. This board is composed of lawyers, doctors, and community representatives.

They will be responsible for reviewing Act’s processes. As part of their work, the board members can require the attendance of witnesses and production of documents. The board can also arrange for a patient to be examined by a psychiatrist or engage independent experts to present evidence or make submissions.

The rights advisor may advise and assist in involuntary patients or their representatives in making an appeal to the Review Board.

Mental Health Care and Treatment Review Board PDF

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