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The Consent and Capacity Board is an independent body created by the provincial government of Ontario under the Health Care Consent Act. It conducts hearings under the Mental Health Act, the Health Care Consent Act, the Personal Health Information Protection Act, the Substitute Decisions Act and the Mandatory Blood Testing Act. Board members are psychiatrists, lawyers and members of the general public appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The Board sits with one, three, or five members. Hearings are usually recorded in case a transcript is required.

Scheduling a Hearing

If you are a party to a matter before the Board, and you have a preference about the time and date of your hearing, you or your lawyer are encouraged to notify the Board of your preference as soon as possible. If possible, parties are encouraged to talk to other parties to the matter and submit mutually agreeable preferences for hearing dates and times, as this may expedite the scheduling of your hearing. Hearings are legislatively required to convene within 7 calendar days of receipt by the Board (see “When Is My Hearing Due” under the Resources tab on the Board’s website for more information on calculating 7 days) unless all parties agree otherwise. The Board makes efforts to schedule with the preferences of all parties in mind however please note that due to the short timelines and the high volume of hearings this is not always possible. You will receive Notice of your hearing as soon as possible once a date and time has been set.

Child, Youth and Family Services Act

On January 1, 2020 the Board’s mandate will be expanded to include applications under Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. Information on applications under this Act can be found on the Resources page of the Board’s website.

The CCB is currently experiencing temporary intermittent issues with service on its toll-free phone number. If you wish to contact the Board and are unable to connect using the toll free number, you may call 416-327-4142 for service, or email to If you are attempting to fax and cannot connect with the toll free number you may fax to 416-327-4207 or email to