Winnipeg lawyer Kyle Mirecki is one of 12 new members recently appointed to Manitoba’s Mental Health Review Board.
“By providing oversight for decisions relating to the admission and treatment of psychiatric patients, the Mental Health Review Board performs a valuable service for Manitoba’s health-care system,” said Cameron Friesen, the province’s minister for health, seniors and active living. “Our government congratulates the new members on their appointments and has faith they will excel in their new roles.”
About the Mental Health Review Board
The review board hears applications regarding decisions about the admission and treatment of patients in designated psychiatric facilities.
The board has 27 members, which include eight lawyers, 11 psychiatrists and eight members of the public. Review board hearings must be scheduled within 21 days of an application being received, and must have a lawyer present to chair the meeting, as well as a psychiatrist and one member of the public.
The new members have been appointed to two- and three-year terms, with staggered start dates to allow for the uninterrupted continuation of the board’s day-to-day operations.
About Kyle Mirecki
A graduate of the Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, Kyle Mirecki practises in the areas of securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate commercial law.