health law


  • HIV lawyers help fight stigma

    HIV lawyers help fight stigma

    Jun 4, 2018

    If the law and societal attitudes to HIV had advanced as fast as the science associated with the virus, Ryan Peck might well be out of a job.

  • Stop the commercialization of surrogacy

    May 7, 2018

    In March, federal MP Anthony Housefather announced his intention to introduce a private member’s bill to decriminalize payment in surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation arrangements in Canada.

  • Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Advocacy group says CBA proposal is anti-competitive

    Mar 12, 2018

    The leader of an immigration consultant advocacy group has blasted a Canadian Bar Association proposal to bring his profession entirely under the supervision of lawyers as anti-competitive.

  • Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Pushback over rejecting immigrants for health reasons

    Mar 12, 2018

    Canada has moved a step closer to limiting its ability to reject immigrants for health reasons after a parliamentary committee recommended the repeal of a controversial section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

  • Life support case raises questions for lawyers

    Life support case raises questions for lawyers

    Dec 11, 2017

    An Ontario judge has ordered costs personally against a lawyer who brought an emergency application to stop a hospital from taking her client off life support, despite having no instructions from him or his family to do so.

  • Discipline launched after fees allegedly paid

    Discipline launched after fees allegedly paid

    Dec 4, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada has initiated discipline proceedings against a Brampton, Ont. lawyer for allegedly agreeing to pay a Florida-based company for referrals. LSUC investigators have claimed that lawyer John D’Alimonte has been involved in an arrangement in which he or his firm — the Merricks Law Group — agreed to pay a Florida-based medical and legal referral service called 1-800-Ask-Gary for referrals.

  • Lawyers criticize proposed THC regulation

    Lawyers criticize proposed THC regulation

    Nov 20, 2017

    Lawyers say a government proposal to criminalize having a certain amount of THC in your blood two hours after driving will likely face a Charter challenge if implemented.

  • OCA rules on jury questions

    OCA rules on jury questions

    Oct 16, 2017

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal in a medical malpractice decision that lawyers say will have important implications for how civil jury questions are framed in cases involving delayed diagnosis and multiple defendants.

  • Potential changes concern pharma companies

    Potential changes concern pharma companies

    Oct 2, 2017

    Proposed changes to the way Canada puts a ceiling on patented drug prices have put pharmaceutical companies on alert, says an Ottawa intellectual property lawyer. Earlier this summer, Health Canada released a consultation report entitled “Protecting Canadians from Excessive Drug Prices” that included a number of suggested amendments to the federal Patented Medicines Regulations, which are in turn used by the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board to determine the level at which a drug’s price crosses the threshold to become excessive.

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