Category Archives: Health Law

When is an activity within the scope of a restricted practice?

One of the more challenging issues that professional regulators can face in protecting the public from unauthorized practitioners is ambiguity as to whether an activity constitutes a restricted activity or practice. Some activities are obvious, like heart surgery, but other…

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Update on Physician-Assisted Death

As discussed in our previous blog posts, the Supreme Court of Canada declared, on February 6, 2015, that the prohibition on physician-assisted death in the Criminal Code was unconstitutional as it violated the s.7 Charter rights of competent adult persons…

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2015 health law roundup

2015 saw a plethora of significant developments in health law and policy. From these developments, we selected four key issues: 1.      Physician-assisted death; 2.      Privacy and health records; 3.      Use of experts in medical malpractice; and 4.      Prime Minister Trudeau’s…

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