Programs and Services

Consent and Capacity Board

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Consent and Capacity Board is an independent body created by the government of Ontario. It conducts hearings under the Mental Health Act, the Health Care Consent Act, the Substitute Decisions Act and the Long Term Care Act.

Some of the powers of the board include:

  • Review of capacity to consent to a treatment, admission to a care facility or a personal assistance service
  • Consideration of a request from a substitute decision maker for authority to depart from prior capable wishes
  • Review of a substitute decision maker's compliance with the rules for substitute decision making
  • Review of involuntary status (civil committal)
  • Review as to whether a young person (aged 12 to 15) requires observation, care and treatment in a psychiatric facility
  • Review of a finding of incapacity to manage property
  • Review of statutory guardianship for property
  • Consideration of a request to withhold access to a clinical record

For more information:

Phone: 1-866-777-7391 (Toll-free), 416-327-4142 (Local), 1-877-301-0889 (TTY)

Visit the website here

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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