Mental Health Review Board

The Mental Health Review Board (MHRB) hears appeals regarding specific aspects of the admission or treatment of a patient in a psychiatric facility.

The MHRB holds hearings within their 21-day legislated mandate and renders decisions in a timely manner.

In 2019/2020, MHRB processed 337 applications for review.

  • 185 hearings were scheduled, 88 were heard
  • 60 hearings were by application
  • 28 hearings were set automatically as required by legislation

Decisions were rendered independently by MHRB, who provided the rationale to all parties following each hearing.

  • Applications that did not proceed to a hearing were largely the result of the patient:
  • being discharged from hospital
  • withdrawing their application
  • having a change of status, resolving the issue, or having made an application regarding issues that did not actually apply to them