186 judgments found.

Case 180838

Country: France
Year: 1997
Court: Conseil d'État (Council of State)
Citation: N° 180838 180839 180867. , 30 April 1997
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The national association for the ethics of liberal medicine (l’Association nationale pour l’éthique de la médecine libérale) requests the annulment of Articles 6, 11, 17, 19 and 20 of the Ordinance of 24 April 1996 on the medical control of health spending using an adjustment mechanism for medical expenses. Articles 17, 19 and 20 institute …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending
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Case 1997-020

Country: Belgium
Year: 1997
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°19967-020f, 15 April 1997
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The professional Union of Belgian and International Insurance Companies (“UPEA”) introduced a request to annul articles 24, 4, and 25 (the “impugned provisions”) of the law dated December 20, 1995 (the “contested law”), which pertained to mandatory healthcare and indemnity insurance. UPEA asserted that article 24, 4, of the contested law conferred to certain physician …Read more

Tags: Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Social security, Subsidies
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Case 1997-033f

Country: Belgium
Year: 1997
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°1997-033f, 29 May 1997
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Tags: Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation
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Case SU-480/97

Country: Colombia
Year: 1997
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The case combined six writs of tutela that were filed against the Institute of Social Security (ISS) into one record. The Plaintiffs were persons living with HIV who had not been able to obtain protease inhibitors to treat their HIV. The protease inhibitors sought by the Plaintiffs were antiretrovirals used in the treatment of HIV …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Generic drugs, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, HIV, Informed choice, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Patient choice, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Waldman v. The Medical Services Commission of British Columbia, et al.

Country: Canada
Year: 1997
Court: Supreme Court of British Columbia
Citation: [1997] B.C.J. No. 1793, 150 D.L.R. (4th) 405, [1998] 5 W.W.R. 9.
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to work
Facts:

Three doctors challenged the Medical Services Commission of British Columbia’s (“the Commission’s”) variable fee-for-service rates, which were based on province of residence and physician seniority. In 1994, the Commission enacted interim measures under which new billers (medical practitioners who applied to the Commission after February 11, 1994) were issued restricted billing numbers. New billers were …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health care professionals, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending
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Washington v. Glucksberg

Country: United States
Year: 1997
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 521 U.S. 702 (1997)
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Under the Wash. Rev. Code §9A36.060 (1) it was a crime to cause or aid another person to commit suicide. In 1996, a lower court struck down this law on the basis it violated an individual’s constitutionally protected right to choose the time and manner of death. The petitioners, the State of Washington and its …Read more

Tags: Assisted suicide, Criminalization, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Informed choice, Palliative care, Patient choice, Suicide
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Aksoy v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 1996
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Judgment of the ECtHR, 18 December 1996
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Medical malpractice, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Aksoy (A) claimed that in November 1992 he was taken into custody by twenty policemen after M (another detainee with them) had allegedly identified him as a member of the PKK which was engaged in a conflict with security forces for Kurdish autonomy. This conflict had resulted in nearly 8,000 deaths and there was a …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Armed conflict, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Execution, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Humiliating treatment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Law enforcement, Prison conditions, Torture
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The Belgian Professional Association of Urologists, et al. v. The Council of Ministers

Country: Belgium
Year: 1996
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°1996-037f, 13 June 1996
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Article 21 of the law dated December 21, 1994 (“article 21”) changed mandatory insurance payments so as to not grant fees (or, in certain cases, to grant lesser fees) to urologists or other non-radiologists specialists for diagnostic medical imagery services. However, fees remained payable to radiologists for those same services. The Belgian Professional Association of Urologists …Read more

Tags: Diagnostics, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care technology, Health care workers, Health data, Health expenditures, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Social security
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CES and Anr. v. Superclinics and Ors.

Country: Australia
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: (1995) 38 NSWLR 47; (1995) Aust Torts Reports 81-360
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

CES (‘the first appellant’) sought damages from Superclinics (‘respondent’) for the loss of an opportunity to terminate her pregnancy. The first appellant, a 21-year-old woman, visited a doctor at Superclinics after she missed her period. She stated that if she were found to be pregnant, she would like the pregnancy terminated. The doctor did not …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Childbirth, Compensation, Counseling, Criminalization, Damages, Depression, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Examination, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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R v. Cambridge Health Authority, ex parte Beckwith

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1995
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [1995] 2 All ER 129 (CA); [1995] EWCA Civ 49
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The child “B” had a long history of unsuccessful treatments fo her cancer. In January 1995,  B suffered a further relapse of acute myeloid leukaemia. Both the doctor who oversaw B’s treatment since the initial diagnosis and the doctor who performed a prior bone marrow transplant agreed that the child had approximately six to eight …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Children, Experimental treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Leukemia, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Second-line treatment, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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