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.
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.
Those who make up the Criminal Code Mental Disorder Review Board should collectively possess the following core competencies:
The Board meets an average of 11 or 12 times per year.
The Criminal Code does not signify a term for the appointment.
The Criminal Code Mental Disorder Review Board is seeking applications for the position of Chairperson. As well, a psychiatrist, medical doctor, or psychologist is required 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.