Category Archives: Health Law

CBA Health Law Presentation

On October 23, 2019, Lisa C. Fong and Lauren Riva presented to the CBABC Health Law section on a two-year review of health law issues in Canada. This is the substance of the presentation The biggest challenge in preparing this…

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Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) 2019

CNAR held its 2019 conference in Quebec on October 28-30, 2019. Lisa C. Fong gave a presentation as part of the “Hot Trends in Professional Regulation” session, on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Here…

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Medically-assisted dying and the role of professional regulators

As described in a recent Globe and Mail article (here), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (the “College”) recently dismissed a complaint against a physician, Dr. Wiebe, who provided medically-assisted dying (“MAiD”) to an elderly patient and resident…

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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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