Hospital Appeal Board


The Hospital Appeal Board (HAB) is an independent appeal tribunal established by the Hospital Act that hears appeals of decisions made by hospital boards of management regarding permits to practice in a hospital. It provides medical practitioners with an avenue of appeal from hospital board decisions affecting their hospital privileges. Its mandate is to hear and decide appeals regarding:

  • A decision of a board of management that modifies, refuses, suspends, revokes or fails to renew a practitioner's permit to practice in a hospital.
  • The failure or refusal of a board of management to consider and decide on an application for a permit.

The suspension, revocation and failure to renew hospital privileges results in tensions between a practitioner’s desire for maximum access to public hospitals, the hospital’s need to exercise control over the number of practitioners and their practice standards, and the public’s interests in an efficient and high quality health care service. The HAB’s mandate is to ensure that hospitals balance these conflicting interests fairly and responsibly.


Hospital Appeal Board
4th Floor, 747 Fort Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 3E9

Mailing Address:
PO Box 9425 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC  V8W 9V1

Telephone: 250-387-3464
Toll Free: 1-800-663-7867
Fax: 250-356-9923

Justice Education Society Resources

Early Resolution

Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.

Negotiating a Solution

You’ve prepared for your tough talk, now you’re ready for the next step: negotiation.
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Understanding Disputes

Here’s what’s really going on behind most disputes.
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Preparing for a Tough Talk

Find out how to prepare for a difficult conversation to settle a dispute.
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Choosing a Dispute Resolution Option

Find out about mediation and other ways to resolve disputes.
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Preparing for a Hearing

If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.

Written Hearings

This video describes the process for submitting your case in writing and what your submission must contain.
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In-person Hearings

Watch a dramatization of what it’s like to make a case at an in-person hearing.
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Telephone hearings

Find out how to prepare to make an effective presentation for a hearing over the phone.
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Hearings: First steps

This video introduces the different tribunal processes, including mediation and settlement conferences.
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