Author Archives: Lorian Hardcastle

About Lorian Hardcastle

J.D. (Dalhousie), LL.M. and S.J.D. (Toronto). Assistant Professor. Please click here for more information.

Is Alberta Doing Enough to Protect Patients from Abuse by Health Professionals?

By: Lorian Hardcastle PDF Version: Is Alberta Doing Enough to Protect Patients from Abuse by Health Professionals? Headlines such as “Grande Prairie doctor suspended, charged over inappropriate examinations”, “Disgraced Calgary psychiatrist Aubrey Levin facing new abuse allegations” and “Southern Alberta doctor … Continue reading

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Is Alberta’s Mental Health Act Sufficiently Protecting Patients?

By: Lorian Hardcastle PDF Version: Is Alberta’s Mental Health Act Sufficiently Protecting Patients? Case Commented On: JH v Alberta Health Services, 2017 ABQB 477 (CanLII) At first blush, JH v Alberta Health Services does not seem to warrant much attention. It … Continue reading

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Squabble Over Alberta Dental Fees Highlights Broader Need to Rethink What is Publicly Insured

By: Lorian Hardcastle PDF Version: Squabble Over Alberta Dental Fees Highlights Broader Need to Rethink What is Publicly Insured A 2016 government report revealed that dental procedures cost up to 44% more in Alberta than in neighbouring provinces. In addition, 62% … Continue reading

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