Health Law Review

A professional journal examining issues of concern for lawyers and health care professionals. Presents current issues connected to the medical-legal field.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, Winter

At the Institute
We greet you with this issue of the Health Law Review looking to the future in this ever-evolving field of study that is health law. As we put this publication together, we are well underway with planning for the 4th National Health Law Conference,...
Chaoulli, Critical Theory and Charter Rights
Introduction Since its inception nearly forty years ago, Canada's universal public healthcare system has risen to near-iconic status in the national psyche. Despite growing public concern about healthcare's ability to cope with an increasingly commercialized...
Healing, Not Squealing: Recent Amendments to Alberta's Health Information Act
Introduction Disclosure of personal health information by health professionals to police is an issue that is becoming the subject of increasing discussion and legislative reform in Canada. For example, Ontario's provincial government brought legislation...
Problematic Principles: The CMA on Public/private Health Care
In June 2006, the Canadian Medical Association [CMA] published a discussion paper, "It's about access! Informing the debate on public and private health care," to evaluate how best to manage the public and private health care sectors in order to improve...
Public Meets Private: Challenges for Informed Consent and Umbilical Cord Blood Banking in Canada
This paper is a substantially modified version of a poster presented at the DNA Sampling Conference in Montreal, Quebec, June 4-7, 2006: Lorraine Sheremeta & Suzanne DeBow, "Public Meets Private: Challenges for Informed Consent and Umbilical...
The Origins of and Economic Momentum Behind "Pay for Performance" Reimbursement
Abstract "Pay for performance," a reimbursement method under which some physicians and hospitals are paid more than others for the same services because they have been deemed to deliver better quality care and their patients appear to have better...
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