a personal assistance service and/or whether he or she wishes to be represented by counsel at the hearing.
Procedure at a Hearing
20.1 The Board controls its own process and will determine its own practices
and procedures during the hearing according to the legislation and principles
of common law.
23.1 At a hearing, the Board may admit any evidence relevant to the subject
matter of the proceeding. The Board may receive any facts agreed upon by
the parties without proof or evidence. The Board may direct the form in
which evidence shall be received.
Order of Presentation of Evidence
24.1 Evidence at a hearing shall be presented by the parties in the order
directed by the Board. Questioning of witnesses will follow in the same order
as the parties adduced evidence.
Argument and Submissions
29.1 After all of the parties have had an opportunity to present evidence,
the Board shall give all parties an opportunity to make a final argument in
support of the decision or order they w0ant the Board to make. No new
evidence may be presented during final argument.
 In determining the procedure for a case, the Board has the
jurisdiction to appoint an amicus curiae,18 and it has the jurisdiction to define the role of the amicus curiae for the particular case
from the minimum of just standing by to be available to assist the
unrepresented person as need arises to examining and cross-examining witnesses and to making submissions.19 The Board has
exercised its jurisdiction to appoint an amicus in numerous cases.20
 The role of an amicus curiae varies and can be specified by
the tribunal or court. The role may include some variation of
18 Statutory Powers Procedure Act, s. 25.0.1 and Consent and Capacity Board
Rules of Practice, Rule 3.2.
19 Hillier v. Milojevic,  O.J. No. 3457, 2010 ONSC 4514 (S.C.J.),
at paras. 44-49.
20 H. (Re), 2009 CanLII 66343 (ON. C.C.B.); B. (Re), 2009 CanLII 54132 (ON.
C.C.B.); S.R. (Re), 2008 CanLII 24495 (ON. C.C.B.); I.Q. (Re), 
O.C.C.B.D. No. 267, 2005 CanLII 40144 (C.C.B.); A.M. (Re), 2004 CanLII
6726 (ON. C.C.B.).