Rules and Practice Directives


The Administrative Tribunals Act (section 11) allows the HAB to establish rules respecting practice and procedure to facilitate the just and timely resolution of matters before it.

As any changes to the rules respecting the practices and procedures for the Hospital Appeal Board are made, they will be posted to this page. These rules of practice and procedure are to be followed during the appeal process. Any question of procedure that arises during a hearing and is not provided for in these rules will be decided by the Panel Chair.

These rules may be amended from time to time and as required by the Hospital Appeal Board.

Hospital Appeal Board Rules


These are the forms referred to in the HAB Rules of Practice and Procedure:

Form 1 [Rule 4(2)]  —  List of Documents of a Party

Form 2 [Rule 11(3)]  —  Summons to a Witness

Decision Publication Policy

Section 50(4) of the Administrative Tribunals Act requires that the HAB make its decisions accessible to the public.  As such, the HAB publishes its decisions on the website in accordance with the HAB Decision Publication Policy.

Practice Directives

The Administrative Tribunals Act (section 12) requires that the Board issue practice directives respecting:

  • the usual time period for completing an application and for completing the procedural steps within an application, and
  • the usual time period within which the tribunal’s final decision and reasons are to be released after the hearing of the application is completed.

Below you will find links to the Board’s practice directives. Additional practice directives will be posted as they are issued.

Practice Directive #1 Timelines for Completing an Appeal / Release of Final Decision with Reasons

Practice Directive #2 Recording of Hearings and Ordering Transcripts

Practice Directive #3 Electronic Hearing Practice and Procedure