The British Columbia Review Board is an independent tribunal established by the Criminal Code of Canada under section 672.38 (1).
The Review Board has ongoing jurisdiction to hold hearings to make and review dispositions (orders) for any accused where a court has rendered a verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder (NCRMD) or unfit to stand trial (UST).
The Review Board must take into account the safety of the public, which is the paramount consideration, the mental condition of the accused, the reintegration of the accused into society, and the other needs of the accused.
Most BC Review Board hearings are currently being conducted by video using MS Teams, with the agreement of the accused person.
The shared tribunals reception is open at our office location, but please note BCRB staff may not be on site every day.
Phone lines and email at the BCRB Registry will be answered and checked for messages on weekdays between 8:30am and 4:00pm. Please see our Contact page for more details.