Mental Health Review Board

What is the function of the board?

The Mental Health Review Board is created under the Mental Health Act with jurisdiction in all psychiatric facilities and addiction treatment facilities in the province. The purpose of the board is to review cases involving persons who are suffering from mental disorder or is believed to be in need of treatment provided in a psychiatric facility.

Primary Role:  Adjudicative
Material Role: 

  • Strategic Development 
  • Advisory 
  • Managerial/Oversight 

How many people are on the board?

The affairs of the Mental Health Review Board shall be conducted by a Board of Directors consisting of seven members, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council, as follows:

(a) three lawyers who are members in good standing of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island, one of whom shall be the chairperson and preside at meetings of the Review Board;
(b) two psychiatrists;
(c) two other persons who are not lawyers or psychiatrists.

A person appointed to the Review Board shall have knowledge, experience or a diverse perspective that will assist the Review Board to achieve its mandate.

Will I get paid?

Chair - $200/diem and Members - $142/diem.

What is the time commitment of the board?

Variable depending on the number and complexity of reviews. 

A member shall hold office for the period, not to exceed three years, specified in the instrument of appointment, but is eligible for reappointment at the expiration of their term of office.

Mental Health Review Board - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Thomas Keeler, Chairperson Queens Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2027
David W. Hooley, K.C., Alternate Chairperson Queens Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2026
Dr. Christopher Bryniak, Psychiatrist   Mar 19, 2024 Mar 19, 2027
Dr. Elizabeth Schneider, Alternate Psychiatrist Queens Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2026
Shelly Higgins, Layperson Prince Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2027

Chantal Hebert, Alternate Layperson

Queens Nov 1, 2022 Nov 1, 2025
Sherra Profit, Laywer Prince May 14, 2024 May 14, 2027

How can I apply?            

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.  

Published date: 
May 24, 2024
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

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