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If you attended our CBA Health Law presentation on notable cases in 2012, you would have heard Julia Hincks talk about the case of R. v. Levkovic, where a building superintendent cleaning a vacated apartment discovered a bag on the balcony containing the remains of a human baby, delivered at or near full term. The [Read More]

Health law cases in 2012 can be characterized by a number of significant cases addressing both the beginning and the end of life. Perhaps the most important case in 2012 is the court revisiting the prohibition on physician-assisted suicide being a violation of the Charter, which was unsuccessful when last raised before the Supreme Court [Read More]

In a lengthy but well-crafted judgment, the BC Supreme Court found that criminal laws preventing physicians from aiding or abetting persons to commit suicide were unconstitutional, as these provisions absolutely preventing patient access to physician-assisted death violated the s.7 and s.15 Charter rights of grievously and irremediably ill adult persons who are competent, fully-informed, non-ambivalent [Read More]

Guest Blogger: Lonny J. Rosen, C.S.* * Mr. Rosen is a partner of Rosen Sunshine LLP in Toronto, as well as an Executive Member and Former Chair of the CBA Health Law Section. His full biography can be found here. Pharmacists work at retail pharmacies located within Zellers’ stores in Ontario (the “Zellers Pharmacies”). The [Read More]

Professionals can run up against ethical rules in many possible ways, but the most controversial ways will often involve speech or other forms of expression. Perhaps a professional verbally harasses or insults a patient or another professional. Perhaps a professional violates a rule involving advertising. More controversially, a professional may engage in controversial speech on [Read More]

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