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About Us

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. Over 80 percent of applications to the CCB involve a review of a person's involuntary status in a psychiatric facility under the Mental Health Act, or a review under the Health Care Consent Act of a person's capacity to consent to or refuse treatment.

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

Health Care Consent Act

Mental Health Act

Personal Health Information Protection Act

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

Substitute Decisions Act

Mandatory Blood Testing Act

Make sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and our Publications, to help you find the information that you need. If you cannot find the answers to your questions on our Web site, please feel free to Contact Us.