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Mental Health Review Board

The Mental Health Review Board is an independent, quasi-judicial administrative tribunal established in April 2005 to conduct review panel hearings under the Mental Health Act. It is made up of a chair and members appointed by the Minister under the Act. The Board conducts hearings to review and decide whether persons detained in or through any designated mental health facility in the Province should continue to be detained based on criteria in the Act.

The Board...

...Composition

Under the Act, the Minister appoints the Chair of the Board and all legal, medical and community members authorized to sit as review panel members and conduct hearings throughout the Province. The Chair of the Board serves full time and the members serve part time.

Current Members
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 154/19, March 27, 2019
Expiry: March 27, 2024
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: BURNABY
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: BURNABY
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: SURREY
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: SURREY
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister MO 369/18, September 17, 2018
Expiry: September 17, 2022
Location: Delta
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 210/19, June 17, 2019
Expiry: June 18, 2023
Location: KELOWNA
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 524/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 524/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: POWELL RIVER
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 086/18, April 30, 2018
Expiry: April 30, 2020
Location: WEST VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 524/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: COLDSTREAM
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Section 6 ATA Appointment 210/19, June 17, 2019
Expiry: June 18, 2023
Name: Dhir, Rena
Location: BURNABY
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: DAWSON CREEK
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: RICHMOND
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 534/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: BURNABY
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Board 402/17, December 31, 2017
Expiry: December 31, 2019
Location: LANGLEY
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 087/18, May 1, 2018
Expiry: May 1, 2022
Location: VERNON
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: Denman Island
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 139/19, April 15, 2019
Expiry: April 16, 2023
Location: OKANAGAN FALLS
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister MO 370/18, September 17, 2018
Expiry: September 17, 2022
Location: NORTH VANCOUVER
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Board 402/17, December 31, 2017
Expiry: December 31, 2019
Location: KAMLOOPS
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: White Rock
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 139/19, April 15, 2019
Expiry: April 16, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 524/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 088/18, April 30, 2018
Expiry: April 30, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: COQUITLAM
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: DELTA
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: KAMLOOPS
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 524/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: NELSON
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2016
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: MAPLE RIDGE
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 524/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: GABRIOLA ISLAND
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: Vancouver
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 110/19, March 20, 2019
Expiry: March 20, 2023
Location: NANAIMO
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: CHILLIWACK
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 110/19, March 20, 2019
Expiry: March 20, 2023
Location: GIBSONS
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 089/18, May 1, 2018
Expiry: May 1, 2022
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: COQUITLAM
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 139/19, April 15, 2019
Expiry: April 16, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 524/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 534/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: COMOX
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 154/19, March 27, 2019
Expiry: March 27, 2024
Location: NORTH VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 090/18, April 30, 2018
Expiry: April 30, 2020
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: WHISTLER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: WEST VANCOUVER
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: Victoria
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 139/19, April 15, 2019
Expiry: April 16, 2023
Location: BURNABY
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 091/18, April 30, 2018
Expiry: April 30, 2023
Location: RICHMOND
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: COQUITLAM
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 53718, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: SECHELT
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: WESTBANK
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 092/18, April 30, 2018
Expiry: April 30, 2021
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 093/18, April 30, 2018
Expiry: April 30, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 094/18, April 30, 2018
Expiry: April 30, 2023
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: WEST KELOWNA
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: BURNABY
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: DAWSON CREEK
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: PORT MOODY
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 534/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 524/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: PEACHLAND
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: COMOX
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 535/18, December 20, 2017
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VERNON
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Section 6 ATA Appointment 210/19, June 17, 2019
Expiry: June 18, 2023
Location: CRANBROOK
Position: Member - Public Lay
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister MO 371/18, September 17, 2018
Expiry: September 17, 2022
Location: PRINCE GEORGE
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 534/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2020
Location: PARKSVILLE
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: POWELL RIVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Chair
By Order: Minister 065/18, March 5, 2018
Expiry: March 5, 2021
Location: NORTH SAANICH
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 535/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: CASTLEGAR
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 097/18, April 30, 2018
Expiry: April 30, 2023
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: NORTH SAANICH
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 536/18, January 2, 2019
Expiry: January 2, 2023
Location: PEACHLAND
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VICTORIA
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 098/18, May 24, 2018
Expiry: May 24, 2023
Location: DUNCAN
Position: Public/Lay Member
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2017
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Physician
By Order: Minister 537/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
Location: VANCOUVER
Position: Member - Lawyer
By Order: Minister MO 372/18, December 31, 2018
Expiry: December 31, 2023
...Mandate

The Board has jurisdiction to conduct hearings and decide whether persons detained in or through any designated mental health facility in the Province should continue to be detained based on criteria in the Mental Health Act.

What's Involved

Board members are scheduled for review panel hearings within statutory time limits of either 14 or 28 days from when applications are received. They typically need to set aside a half-day or full day to conduct one or two hearings at a nearby mental health facility. They may sometimes be asked to travel or accept a case assignment on exceptionally short notice where necessary to provide a hearing within the statutory time limit.

For More Information...

Mental Health Review Board
#302 - 960 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6G2

Tel: 604 660-2325
Fax: 604 660-2403