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Medical Assistance In Dying And Its Enforceability In A Personal Directive
The Supreme Court of Canada upheld a blanket prohibition on assisted dying in its 1993 decision Rodriguez v. British Columbia (AG)[1], in which the Court stated that aiding or abetting a person...
Canada
13 Nov 2018
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Medical Inadmissibility
On June 1, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented a temporary public policy regarding medical inadmissibility and the excessive demand on health and social services.
Canada
26 Jun 2018
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Dementia And Alzheimer's Not Necessarily A Barrier To Drafting A Valid Will
The recent decision from the Saskatchewan Court of Klassen v. Wiers Estate is illustrative of the fact-specific analysis a court will undertake when determining whether a testator ...
Canada
24 May 2018
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Court Quashes Privacy Commissioner's Decision Regarding Doctors' Access To Patient Information
In Gowrishankar v JK, two physicians and Alberta Health Services ("AHS") (collectively referred to as the "Applicants") sought judicial review of an adjudicative order of the Office ...
Canada
15 Feb 2018
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Physicians Vote To Help Bring Stability To Province's Healthcare
As of October 14, 2016, AMA members voted to have the AMA Board approve the amendment of the 2011-2018 AMA Agreement with Alberta Health, together with a number of other collateral agreements with Alberta Health and AHS.
Canada
24 Oct 2016
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Alberta Court Grants First Exemption For Physician-Assisted Death
On Monday, March 1st, 2016, Madam Justice S. L. Martin of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta granted the application of a Calgary woman to seek physician-assisted death. The application arose as a result of the Supreme Court's offer of personal exemptions from a four month extension of the suspension of its declaration that provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada forbidding physician-assisted death were unconstitutional.
Canada
9 Mar 2016
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Addendum: Alberta Court Grants First Exemption For Physician-Assisted Death
In our recent email alert regarding Physician Assisted Death, we suggested that the Chambers Justice had found that it was appropriate in applications for exemptions to receive evidence from the physicians...
Canada
9 Mar 2016
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Physician-Assisted Death
Since the Supreme Court of Canada's landmark ruling...those directly affected by the prospect of physician-assisted death have been awaiting legislative and parliamentary response.
Canada
16 Feb 2016
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Stays Away From The Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate
In a 2-1 decision, British Columbia’s highest court recently upheld the federal ban on physician-assisted suicide.
Canada
19 Dec 2013
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