SM CL 04: Intimate Images Protection Act Procedural Requirements

  • January 29, 2024

Effective date: 29 January 2024
SM CL 04


To clarify procedural requirements for matters under the Intimate Images Protection Act.


This practice direction applies to all Provincial Court locations in the Province.


  1. Unless a judge otherwise orders or directs, a claimant under the Intimate Images Protection Act must:
    1. indicate on their Notice of Claim that the claim is pursuant to the Intimate Images Protection Act; and,
    2. file at least two business days before the date of a hearing in Provincial Court information about whether there is any protection order or publication ban made by the Civil Resolution Tribunal or the Supreme Court of British Columbia in relation to the subject matter of the claim.
  2. Parties must also read and comply with SM CL 03 Affidavits & Exhibits and Documents For Settlement Conferences For Use in Small Claims Proceedings

I make this practice direction pursuant to my authority under the Provincial Court Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 379, and the Small Claims Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 430.

Melissa Gillespie
Chief Judge
Provincial Court of British Columbia

Download Provincial Court of BC SM CL 04