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81 judgments found.


British Columbia Civil Liberties Association v Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Court: Supreme Court of British Columbia
Citation: 2018 BCSC 62
Health Topics: Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

The plaintiffs are two non-profit organizations, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society of Canada. The plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of sections 31-33 and 37 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), which authorized administrative segregation of inmates in federal prisons. Section 31 provided that the purpose of administrative segregation …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Compulsory confinement, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Depression, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Involuntary confinement, Isolation, Jail, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Seclusion, Solitary confinement, Suicide, Trauma
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Patient X v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Court: Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
Citation: 2015 NSCA 41
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The appellant, Patient X,filed a complaint against a physician, Dr. Y, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons. She alleged that he inappropriately touched her breast and made racially inappropriate comments about her “black” lung capacity as compared to “white” lungs. The Investigation Committee dismissed the appellant’s complaint. The Committee’s written decision stated that there …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Depression, Duty of care, Examination, Health care professionals, Inappropriate treatment, Remedies, Standard of care, Trauma
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Pellett (Re)

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2017 ONCA 753
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The appellant was a 62 year old female diagnosed with schizophrenia. She had a long-standing history of hospitalization, treatment, release, de-compensation, relapse, and re-admission. When psychotic, the appellant had a history of troubling behaviour, including attempts to divert traffic, throwing objects out of a window, crashing her car and smashing other cars with brooms. The …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Community-based care, Compulsory treatment, Harm reduction, Informed choice, Mandatory treatment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Patient choice, Pharmaceuticals, Psychiatry, Psychosis, Psychotropic drugs, Schizophrenia
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Nelson v. Livermore

Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2017 ONCA 712
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Mental health, Prisons, Public safety, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Rodney Nelson sought judicial review of his involuntary admission to a psychiatric hospital under Ontario’s Mental Health Act (“MHA”) and an order for his immediate release due to rights infringements. Nelson had a lengthy history of crimes with many violent offences, including sexual offences against women and children. A psychiatrist completed an application for psychiatric …Read more

Tags: Assault, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Forced treatment, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Molestation, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Threat of violence, Violence against women
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Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2015 SCC 5
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Disabilities, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

After Plaintiff Gloria Taylor was diagnosed with a terminal illness in 2009, she challenged the constitutionality of the Canadian Criminal Code Section 241(b), which prohibited assistance in dying. The trial court held that the law was unconstitutional and granted Taylor an exemption from the law. The Court of Appeal reversed, basing their decision on the …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Counseling, Disabled, Informed choice, Leukemia, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Palliative care, Patient choice, Suicide
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Allen v. Alberta

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: Alberta Court of Appeal
Citation: 2015 ABCA 277
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Mr. Allen was a dentist who required a back operation. A multi-year wait time to be treated within the Alberta health care system and increased pain forced Mr. Allen to sell his dental practice to pay for surgery in Montana (a state in the United States) instead of waiting an additional 18 months to have …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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Hopkins v. Kay

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: [2015] O.J. No. 751
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

A class of approximately 280 individuals whose medical records were improperly accessed by hospital staff filed suit against the hospital employees. The class alleged that the breaches the staff caused and the hospital’s failure to monitor and implement policies to protect the information led to a breach under the common law tort of intrusion upon …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Electronic health information, Electronic health records, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Public hospitals
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Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: Court of Appeal, British Columbia
Citation: 2015 BCCA 91
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

Mrs. Bentley was an 83-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. Mrs. Bentley had not spoken since 2010 and did not recognize anyone. In 1991 she had signed a directive that expressed her desire to be allowed to die and not be kept alive by artificial means or heroic measures in case there was no reasonable …Read more

Tags: Aged person, Diet, Elderly, Food, Health facilities, Incompetence, Long-term care, Mental competence, Neurological diseases, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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Hamilton Health Sciences Corp. v. D.H., et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 2014
Court: Ontario Court of Justice
Citation: 2014 ONCJ 603; 2015 ONCJ 229
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The applicant hospital sought a declaration that J.J., an 11-year-old girl, was a child in need of protection under the Child and Family Services Act (“CFSA”). J.J. was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (“ALL”). If treated with chemotherapy, J.J.’s physicians believed that she had a 90-95% chance of being cured. The physicians were not aware …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Children, Indigenous groups, Indigenous medicine, Leukemia, Minor, Pediatric health, Traditional medicine
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R. v. Hutchinson

Country: Canada
Year: 2014
Court: Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2014 SCC 19
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The complainant agreed to sexual activity with Mr. Hutchinson, and insisted on him using a condom to prevent her from getting pregnant. However, Mr. Hutchinson poked holes in the condom and the complainant became pregnant. The complainant stated that she did not consent to unprotected sex. Mr. Hutchinson was charged with aggravated sexual assault. The …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Pregnancy, Sexual assault
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Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 2014
Court: Federal Court
Citation: (2014) FC 651
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

In 2012, the Governor-in-Council passed two orders modifying the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), thereby reducing health insurance coverage for refugee and asylum claimants in Canada. Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care (CDRC) and two groups of lawyers challenged the changes to the program to restore better coverage as the changes had a significant negative impact …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Migrants, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Refugees, Reimbursement, Social security
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Adam, et al. v. Ledesma-Cadhit, et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 2014
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Citation: 2014 ONSC 5726
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health information, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

This judgment deals with motions by the federal and provincial Crowns to strike out the plaintiffs’ claims on the ground that the claims disclosed no reasonable cause of action against the federal or provincial government. The plaintiffs’ 5-year-old daughter, died five days after she received the H1N1 influenza virus vaccine. The daughter was in good …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Child mortality, Children, Drug safety, Duty of care, Health promotion, Immunization, Influenza, Minor, Negligence, Notification, Pediatric health, Tort, Vaccination, Vaccines
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Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2013 SCC 72
Health Topics: Occupational health, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to work
Facts:

Three applicants, who were all current or former prostitutes, challenged the constitutionality of three provisions of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985. The three provisions outlawed “bawdy-houses” (also referred to as brothels), “living on the avails” (living off of a prostitutes profits), and public communication with prostitutes. Prostitution was legal in Canada, however, Parliament was allowed …Read more

Tags: Assault, Criminalization, Indigent, Job safety, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Poor, Rape, Safe working conditions, Sex workers, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Thompson, et al. v. Ontario

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Citation: 2013 ONSC 5392
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to life
Facts:

The Court examined the constitutionality of Brian’s Law, which was passed in 2000 after a man named Brian Smith was fatally shot by an untreated schizophrenic. The law included expanded committal criteria and allowed for involuntary admission for individuals who had experienced “substantial mental deterioration,”even if they were not necessarily a danger to others. In …Read more

Tags: Community-based care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Examination, Health regulation, Incapacity, Insanity, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental competence, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Threat of violence
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Cuthbertson v. Rasouli

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2013 SCC 53
Health Topics: Informed consent
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

Doctors Cuthbertson and Rubenfeld sought a declaration that the withdrawal of life support from a patient was not treatment requiring consent under the Health Care Consent Act (“HCCA”) where its continued provision is deemed futile. In 2010, following surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, Mr. Rasouli contracted an infection that caused severe brain damage. …Read more

Tags: Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Informed choice, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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Inglis v. British Columbia (Minister of Public Safety)

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: British Columbia Supreme Court
Citation: 2013 BCSC 2309
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Poverty, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The plaintiffs brought a case before the British Columbia Supreme Court following the 2006-2007 decision by the Ministry of Public Safety to cancel the Mother Baby Program at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, a women’s prison. This program had allowed incarcerated mothers and their babies to live at the institution together, subject to the …Read more

Tags: Breastfeeding, Child development, Children, Cruel and unusual punishment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Infant health, Inmate, Jail, Low income, Maternal health, Pediatric health, Poor, Prison conditions, Underprivileged
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Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women’s Hospital and Health Centre

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2013 SCC 30
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The plaintiff, who had previously given birth via caesarean section, was due to give birth a second time. Her obstetrician recommended a vaginal birth. During labor, Cojocaru’s uterus ruptured, which restricted oxygen supply to the baby. The scar from the previous caesarean contributed to the rupture, and an emergency caesarean section was performed. The baby …Read more

Tags: Caesarean, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Counseling, Damages, Differently abled, Disabled, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Inadequate treatment, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Minor, Negligence, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Parental consent, Parental notification, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Public hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort
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Logan v. Hong

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Citation: 2013 BCCA 249
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health information, Medicines
Facts:

The plaintiff qualified for a class action suit and sought to gather members to the class. The class action was filed for physical harm suffered by patients who were injected with a cosmetic facial filler called Dermalive manufactured by Dermatech, Intradermal Distribution Inc., and Vivier Pharma Inc. The plaintiff proposed to directly notify class members …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Drug enforcement, Drug quality, Drug safety, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health records, Manufacturing, Medical records, Pharmaceuticals
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Ediger v. Johnston

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2013 SCC 18
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff, Cassidy Ediger (C) suffered from persistent bradycardia (slow heartrate) during birth resulting in severe brain damage. During the delivery procedure, the doctor attempted a mid-level forceps procedure as C’s mother’s labour was not progressing. Dr. Johnston did not inform C’s mother of the risks involved in the procedure including bradycardia and hence did …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Differently abled, Disclosure, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Infant health, Informed consent, Medical negligence, Negligence, Standard of care, Tort
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R. v. Felix

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2013 ONCA 415
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

As a result of his alleged non-disclosure of his HIV-positive status to 3 complainants prior to engaging in sexual relations, the appellant (defendant), Lester Felix, was convicted of five counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of sexual assault. Felix appealed all convictions. There was no evidence of the appellant’s level of risk of …Read more

Tags: Assault, Condoms, Contraception, Contraceptives, Disclosure, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Informed choice, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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R. v. Mabior

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2012 SCC 47; 2010 MBCA 93
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The Respondent was charged with nine counts of aggravated sexual assault for not disclosing his HIV-positive status to nine Complainants before engaging in sexual intercourse with them. None of the Complainants tested positive for HIV. At trial, the Respondent was convicted on six counts and acquitted on three. He was acquitted on the basis of …Read more

Tags: Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Contraception, Contraceptives, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Rape, Sexual assault, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health v. Ontario

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: Court of Appeals for Ontario
Citation: 2012 ONCA 342
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Centre for Addition and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Mental Health Centre Penetanguichene (MHCP)appealed an order by the Mental Disorder Court to send a person accused of sexual assault to a hospital for psychiatric treatment. The judge knew that beds for treatment would not be available until six days later. The appeal was on …Read more

Tags: care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Criminalization, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Harm reduction, Health care professionals, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Incapacity, Incompetence, Inmate, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Jail, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Prison conditions, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals
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M.J.T v. D.M.D

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court of British Columbi
Citation: 2012 BCSC 863
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Mr. T. and Ms. D separated after three years of marriage when their child- V was two years old. The couple had major disagreements over the care and custody arrangements. Ms. D. was given sole interim custody and authority over all health care decisions. Ms. D. refused to vaccinate the child against common infectious diseases. …Read more

Tags: Children, Hepatitis, Immunization, Infant health, Measles, Meningitis, Minor, Pediatric health, Polio, Rubella, Vaccination, Vaccines
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R v. DAI

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: The Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: [2012] SCC 5
Health Topics: Disabilities, Mental health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Crown alleged that the complainant, a 26-year-old woman with the mental age of a three to 6-year-old was repeatedly sexually assaulted by her mother’s partner D.A.I during the four years that he lived in their home. The Crown sought to call the complainant to testify about the alleged assaults. The trial judge found that …Read more

Tags: Assault, Competence to testify, Differently abled, Disabled, Handicapped, Incapacity, Incompetence, Law enforcement, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental retardation, Psychology, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Laidlow v The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: Federal Court
Citation: (2012) FC 144
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant was a citizen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines who entered Canada on a visitor visa, and remained in Canada illegally after his visa had expired. During this time, he was hospitalized after losing his eyesight and memory. He was diagnosed with a benign tumor affecting his brain and pituitary gland. The tumor …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Blind, Essential medicines, Examination, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Refugees, Testing
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Canada (Attorney General) v. PHS Community Services

Country: Canada
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2011] 3 S.C.R. 134; [2011] S.C.C. 44
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Insite was a medical facility that supervised intravenous drug use. It was established in response to escalating intravenous drug use and a rise in HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C infections among the population of the downtown eastside (DTES) area of Vancouver. In 2003, pursuant to section 56 of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA), which …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Addiction, AIDS, Clinics, Criminalization, Drug abuse, Drug use, Health facilities, Hepatitis, Heroin, HIV, IDUs, Injecting drug users, Most-at-risk, Opioids, People who use drugs, Rehabilitation, Substance abuse, Transmission
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Cambie Surgeries Corp. v. British Columbia (Medical Services Commission)

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Citation: 2010 BCCA 396
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Facts:

In British Columbia (“BC”), the Medical Protections Act (“MPA”) prevents physicians who have opted out of BC’s public health care scheme from charging patients more than the amount charged for services under the public fee schedule. The Cambie Surgeries Corporation (“Cambie”) faced complaints of overbilling patients and “double dipping” – billing both the patient and …Read more

Tags: Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement
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Toussaint v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: Federal Court
Citation: (2010) FC 810
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant challenged the decision of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (‘CIC’) to deny her coverage under the Interim Federal Health Program (‘IFHP’) for her medical care, hospitalization, and related expenses. At the time the applicant began seeking medical services, she was illegally in Canada; her temporary resident visa had expired, and she had not …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Diabetes, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Examination, Health funding, Health regulation, Humiliating treatment, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Migrants, Physically challenged, Poor, Pulmonary disease, Testing, Underprivileged
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A.C. v. Manitoba

Country: Canada
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2009] 2 R.C.S.; 2009 SCC 30
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom of religion, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

A.C., a child and a Jehovah’s Witness, suffered from Crohn’s disease. She had signed an advance medical affidavit containing her instructions not to be given blood under any circumstances. At the age of 14, she was admitted to hospital and refused to consent to the receipt of blood. The Director of Child and Family Services …Read more

Tags: Children, Compulsory treatment, Forced treatment, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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Victoria (City) v. Adams

Country: Canada
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Citation: 2009 BCCA 563
Health Topics: Poverty
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Municipal bylaws in the City of Victoria, British Columbia prevented homeless people from erecting shelters in public parks. Due to lack of available beds in shelters, homeless people set up a tent city in a public park. The City sought legal action to remove the tent city, claiming that it violated the city bylaws. The …Read more

Tags: Low income, Poor, Underprivileged
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