Category Archives: Health Law

Orders for Genetic Testing: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?

By: Geoff S. Costeloe PDF Version: Orders for Genetic Testing: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle? Case commented on: Adacsi v Amin, 2013 ABCA 315 A recent decision at the Alberta Court of Appeal raises a major issue in … Continue reading

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Doctors Affected by Hospital Unit Closure Have Minimal Procedural Fairness Rights: Public Program Discretion Tops Individual Procedural Rights

PDF version: Doctors Affected by Hospital Unit Closure Have Minimal Procedural Fairness Rights: Public Program Discretion Tops Individual Procedural Rights Cases Considered: MacDonald v Alberta Health Services, 2013 ABQB 404. It is tempting to view the Alberta Queen’s Bench decision in MacDonald … Continue reading

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Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Services Centre: End of Life matters reach the Supreme Court of Canada

PDF version: Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Services Centre: End of Life matters reach the Supreme Court of Canada Case Considered: Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Services Centre, 2011 ONCA 482 This case involves the issue of consent under Ontario’s Health Care … Continue reading

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When No Means Yes: Voluntary Withdrawal of Consent to Medical Treatment

Case considered: V.A.H. v. Lynch, 2009 ABCA 221, overturning V.A.H. v. Lynch, 2008 ABQB PDF version: When No Means Yes: Voluntary Withdrawal of Consent to Medical Treatment The V.A.H. case draws attention to the challenge of determining what actions on … Continue reading

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Has a recent Queen’s Bench decision put the damper on future complaints of privacy breaches in Alberta, especially in the health care setting?

Case considered: Lycka v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) and Jane Doe, 2009 ABQB 245 PDF version: Has a recent Queen’s Bench decision put the damper on future complaints of privacy breaches in Alberta, especially in the health care setting? … Continue reading

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