The ruling involves 19-year-old Joshua Steel, who was found not criminally responsible for the killing because of a mental disorder.
He used a fireplace tool to club his 65-year-old father, Phil, in the family home in September of last year.
This week, Steel made his first appearance before the BC Review Board, which determines custody issues in such cases.
Review Board Chair Bernd Walter says the board decided Steel should remain at the psychiatric hospital until his next hearing, which would normally be in a year. (CHNL)