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An independent provincial tribunal, the Consent and Capacity Board's (CCB) mission is the fair and accessible adjudication of consent and capacity issues, balancing the rights of vulnerable individuals with public safety. The CCB's key areas of activity are the adjudication of matters of capacity, consent, civil committal and substitute decision making. Most applications to the CCB are for a review of involuntary status in a psychiatric facility, a review of a finding of incapacity to consent to treatment, or a review of a Community Treatment Order.

The Board has the authority to hold hearings to deal with the following matters:

Health Care Consent Act

  • Review of capacity to consent to treatment, admission to a care facility or personal assistance service.
  • Consideration of the appointment of a representative to make decisions for an incapable person with respect to treatment, admission to a care facility or a personal assistance service.
  • Consideration of a request to amend or terminate the appointment of a representative.
  • Review of a decision to admit an incapable person to a hospital, psychiatric facility, nursing home or home for the aged for the purpose of treatment.
  • Consideration of a request from a substitute decision maker for directions regarding wishes.
  • Consideration of a request from a substitute decision maker for authority to depart from prior capable wishes.
  • Review of a substitute decision makerís compliance with the rules for substitute decision making.

Mental Health Act

  • Review of involuntary status (civil committal).
  • Review of a Community Treatment Order.
  • Review as to whether a young person (aged 12 to 15) requires observation, care and treatment in a psychiatric facility.
  • Review of a finding of incapacity to manage property.

Personal Health Information Protection Act

  • Review of a finding of incapacity to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of personal health information.
  • Consideration of the appointment of a representative for a person incapable of consenting to the collection, use or disclosure of personal health information.
  • Review of a substitute decision makerís compliance with the rules for substitute decision making.

Child Youth and Family Services Act (As of January 1st, 2020)

  • Review of a determination of incapacity to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of personal information.
  • Consideration of the appointment of a representative for a person incapable of consenting to the collection, use or disclosure of personal information.
  • Review of a substitute decision makerís compliance with the rules for substitute decision making.

Substitute Decisions Act

  • Review of statutory guardianship for property.

Mandatory Blood Testing Act

  • Order a person to provide a blood sample for analysis.
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