210 judgments found.

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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Case 1995-047f

Country: Belgium
Year: 1995
Court: La Cour d'arbitrage [The Court of Arbitration]
Citation: C. C., n°1995-045f, 6 June 1995
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Facts:

The petitioners were challenging a provision of a law that required the King to authorize every emergency medical training center in each province, where he would determine the “rules for organization and function and monitoring of the centers as well as the method for training and development”. They cited to article 128 of the Constitution, …Read more

Tags: Emergency care, Health regulation
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Case 1993-017f

Country: Belgium
Year: 1993
Court: Court Constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°1993-017f, 4 March 1993
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Health systems and financing, Tobacco
Facts:

This case considered whether Article 7 §2 of the law dated January 24, 1977 (“Article 7 §2”) from the Belgian Federal Parliament (governing the protection of consumer health with respect to nutritional foodstuff) or Article 13 of the decree dated December 2, 1982 (“Article 13”) from the Council of the French Community (restricting certain advertising …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Cancer, Health education, Health promotion, Health regulation, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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R. v. Morgentaler

Country: Canada
Year: 1993
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1993] 2 S.C.R. 463
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Section 251(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada (the Code) permitted abortions to be performed only at accredited hospitals and then with approval from the performing hospital’s therapeutic abortion committee. Drs. Morgentaler, Smoling, and Scott had together established an abortion clinic in Toronto to perform abortions not approved by a therapeutic abortion committee.  Following public …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Clinics, Criminalization, Health insurance, Health regulation, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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R. v. Morgentaler

Country: Canada
Year: 1988
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1988] 1 S.C.R. 30
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Section 251(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada (the Code) permitted abortions to be performed only at accredited hospitals and then with approval from the performing hospital’s therapeutic abortion committee. Drs. Morgentaler, Smoling, and Scott had together established an abortion clinic in Toronto to perform abortions not approved by a therapeutic abortion committee.  Following public …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Clinics, Criminalization, Health insurance, Health regulation, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Multnomah County Medical Society v. Scott

Country: United States
Year: 1987
Court: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Citation: 825 F.2d 1410 (1987)
Health Topics: Health information, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Multnomah County Medical Society (the Medical Society) filed an action under § 552 of the Freedom of Information Act 1966 (FOIA) to compel James Scott, the deputy administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) tasked with the administration of the State Medicare program, to disclose the names and addresses of all Medicare beneficiaries …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Disclosure, Electronic health records, Health data, Health information, Health regulation, Medical records, Non-disclosure
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Feldbrugge v. The Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
Year: 1986
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 8562/79, 8 Eur. H.R. Rep. 425 (1986).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant (Mrs. Feldbrugge), a Netherlands citizen, was removed from sickness benefits she had been receiving through health insurance because a medical examination had shown that she was again fit to work. Upon taking her case to the Appeals Board, the President ruled against her based on the medical testimony of the Board’s medical staff. …Read more

Tags: Health insurance, Health regulation, Out-of-pocket expenditures
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Case 24735

Country: France
Year: 1982
Court: Conseil d'Etat [Council of State]
Citation: C.E., n°24735
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

A private care establishment that was denied its request for approval appealed the judgment on the grounds of abuse of power by the social and sanitary action inspector, who was deleted this task by the prefect.

Tags: Access to health care, Clinics, Health facilities, Health regulation, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Saguir y Dib, Claudia Graciela s/Autorización

Country: Argentina
Year: 1980
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: Fallos 302:1284
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Informed consent
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The parents of the 17 years old plaintiff, Claudia Graciela Saguir y Dib, filed an authorization on behalf of their daughter for her to be able to donate her kidney to her brother, who was suffering from chronic renal terminal failure. Law 21.541, art. 13, established that a person over 18 years old could donate …Read more

Tags: Child, Children, Health regulation, Informed choice, Kidney disease, Patient choice, Underage
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Memorial Hospital v. Maricopa County

Country: United States
Year: 1974
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 415 U.S. 250 (1974)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

The appellants, Henry Evaro and Memorial Hospital, brought an action against Maricopa County challenging the constitutionality of a provision in an Arizona statute requiring 12 months residence in a county before medical care is provided to an indigent person in non-emergency situations. Evaro, an indigent person, suffered from chronic asthma and bronchial illness. In June …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Underprivileged
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