The Review Board is established under the Criminal Code and deals with accused people who are either unfit to stand trial or are found by a judge to not be responsible for the crime due to a mental disorder.
The accused is neither guilty or innocent, and as a result is not sentenced. If the person is not discharged, they appear before the board on an ongoing basis until they are discharged or are able to stand trial for the crime. These proceedings are conducted as informally as possible so that the board can focus on the accused and their condition. Typically the board will hear from the lawyers, the accused and health professionals that are treating the accused. Hearings may also be conducted by conference call or video-conferencing.