Category Archives: Health Law

JH v Alberta Health Services: The Constitutional Implications of Indefinite Psychiatric Detention

By: Kaye Booth and Heather Forester PDF Version: JH v Alberta Health Services: The Constitutional Implications of Indefinite Psychiatric Detention Case Commented On: JH v Alberta Health Services, 2017 ABQB 477 (CanLII) In 2015, JH appealed a decision by a Review … 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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A Terminal Dispute? The Alberta Court of Appeal Versus the Federal Government on Assisted Death

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: A Terminal Dispute? The Alberta Court of Appeal Versus the Federal Government on Assisted Death Case and Legislation Commented On: Canada (Attorney General) v E.F., 2016 ABCA 155 (CanLII); Bill C-14, An Act to amend the … Continue reading

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Access vs Privacy: A Mounting Rivalry

By: Ronaliz Veron PDF Version: Access vs Privacy: A Mounting Rivalry Case Commented On: Covenant Health v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2014 ABQB 562 Covenant Health v Alberta, 2014 ABQB 562, addresses a difficult power struggle that can develop … Continue reading

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