B.C.'s Forensic Psychiatry Act is enacted, creating the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission (FPSC) to provide mental health services for persons in conflict with the law. The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is transitioned from what were then the Units at Colony Farms. FPSC opens its Vancouver clinic, the first of what would later become a province-wide network of regional clinics.

The "Nurses (Psychiatric) Act" is in force and provides the basis of the mandate of the RPNABC.