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. 21, No. 2, Spring

A Brief Review on Informed Consent Laws in China
Introduction Informed consent, as one of the first principles of medical law, (1) requires physicians to obtain a patient's informed consent before undertaking medical treatment. (2) In Canada, courts have established comprehensive rules for the...
Hopeful Result, Unclear Implications: A Comment on Canada (Attorney General) V. PHS Community Services Society
Introduction On September 30, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued its highly anticipated written decision on the constitutional implications of the federal government's refusal to renew an exemption to a supervised injection facility...
Overcrowding in Prisons: A Health Risk in Need of (Re)consideration
Introduction It is inherent to prisoners' punishment that they are delivered into the power of the State and that their autonomy and rights to freedom and choice are severely limited. Prisoners are also amongst the most vulnerable in society, however,...
Research with Blood Donated to Blood Banking Organizations
Introduction A vast amount of literature examines the legal, ethical and social issues involved in the collection and use of blood and other biological samples for research purposes. For example, a recent study analyzed nearly 600 papers on consent...
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