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QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERSHIP ON THE BRITISH COLUMBIA REVIEW BOARD



QUALIFICATIONS

Section 672.38 of the Criminal Code establishes the Review Board and provides the following professional qualifications for Board members:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Training, experience in mental health and entitled to practice medicine or psychology
  • A Superior Court Judge or person qualified for appointment thereto as Chair
  • Lay Persons, such as social workers, criminologists or others (no specific professional qualifications prescribed)


KNOWLEDGE IN THE AREA OF THE BOARD'S JURISDICTION

The following are additional desirable dimensions or characteristics of membership:
  • Understanding of governing legislation and Board’s mandate (Criminal Code)
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Administrative law, procedure and practice
  • Forensic law/criminology/risk assessment
  • Mental health law, practice and service delivery systems
  • BC’s cultural and ethnic diversity


SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Conducting a hearing
  • Decision making, research and writing skills
  • Ability to interpret legislation
  • Listening skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Experience in matters related to the Board’s mandate in particular in the field of Mental Health
  • Critical analysis


VALUES/ATTITUDES
  • Respect for culture and diversity
  • Impartiality/objectivity/open mindedness/flexibility
  • Empathy, ethics, judgment & integrity
  • Commitment to public service