Mental Health and Addictions

What is the Consent and Capacity Board?

The Consent and Capacity Board is an independent administrative tribunal with a mandate to adjudicate on matters of capacity, consent, civil commital, substitute decision making, disclosure of personal health information and mandatory blood testing.

The mission of the Board is to provide fair, timely, effective and respectful hearings that balance legal, medical and healthcare considerations while protecting individual rights and ensuring the safety of the community.

Jurisdiction of the Consent and Capacity Board

The CCB is responsible for holding hearings and for making decisions on matters in which the least restrictive, least onerous and least intrusive decisions are made to:

  1. maintain the safety of the individual
  2. protect the safety of the community
  3. maintain the dignity and autonomy of the individual

The CCB's authority to hold hearings arises under the following legislation:

Health Care Consent Act

Mental Health Act

Substitute Decisions Act

Personal Health Information Protection Act

Mandatory Blood Testing Act

Making an application to the Board

Applications may be submitted by fax, email or in hardcopy.

Application forms and links to the applicable legislation are available on the Board's website

Hearings before the Board

Most hearings before the Board convene within 7 days of receipt of an application. Hearings are held at up to 250 venues throughout the province, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and community locations. Due to the nature of the majority of the applications before the Board, most hearings are held in Schedule 1 psychiatric facilities.

Information on hearings before the Board is available on the Board's website

Contacting the Board
Telephone: 1-866-777-7391
Fax: 1-866-777-7273
TTY: 1-877-301-0889
151 Bloor St W
Toronto ON
M5S 2T5

For More Information

Call ServiceOntario, Infoline at 1-866-532-3161
In Toronto, 416-314-5518
TTY 1-800-387-5559
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm