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Criminal Code Mental Disorder Review Board

Department

Justice and Public Safety

Authority

Section 672.38-672.4 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Remuneration

Level II

Purpose:

The Review Board is responsible for reviewing and issuing dispositions related to the management of those individuals accused of committing a crime who have been found unfit to stand trial, or not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder.

Structure:

The Review Board is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and consists of a minimum of five members. At least one member must be entitled to practice psychiatry under the laws of the province, and where only one member is a psychiatrist, at least one other member must be entitled to practice medicine or psychology. The Chairperson of the Board must be a Judge of the Federal Court or of a superior, district, or county court of a province, or a person who is qualified for appointment to, or has retired from, such office.

Competency Profile:

Those who make up the Criminal Code Mental Disorder Review Board should collectively possess the following core competencies:

  • Judiciary experience
  • Psychiatry experience
  • Medical experience
  • Psychology experience

Qualifications:

  • The Chairperson of the Board must be a Judge of the Federal Court or of a superior, district, or county court of a province, or a person who is qualified for appointment to, or has retired from, such office.
  • At least one member who is entitled to practice psychiatry, and where only one member is a psychiatrist, at least one other member who is entitled to practice medicine or psychology.

Time Commitments:

The Board meets an average of 11 or 12 times per year.

Term:

The Criminal Code does not signify a term for the appointment.

Vacancy Profile:

The Criminal Code Mental Disorder Review Board is seeking a psychiatrist, medical doctor, or psychologist to fill a position on the Board.  Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile above and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Angel, Dr. John Michael MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-10-29
Caravan, Dr. ChristineMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2012-10-29
Hatcher, Ms. Peggy MemberLieutenant Governor in Council1988-04-06
Piercey, QC, Mr. Randolph J.MemberLieutenant Governor in Council2018-05-10
Reid, Retired Judge M.R.ChairpersonLieutenant Governor in Council2006-02-01
Woodrow, Judge JosephMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2007-09-10

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