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Our team has years of experience providing a range of experience required for the health care sector. In addition to providing service to a range of health authorities throughout the region, our thorough understanding of health, privacy and regulatory issues means we can offer insightful solutions to the unique issues which face health care service delivery to Northern and Aboriginal communities.

 

We have advised heath providers, governments and aboriginal self-governments on a range of issues, including:

 

Legal Update: Wait a Minute Mr. Postman … 3 Lessons Health Canada’s Privacy Breach Delivers to the Private Sector
March 25, 2015

On March 3, 2015 Canada’s Privacy Commissioner determined that Health Canada breached privacy laws by mailing letters to over 40,000 Marihuana Medical Access Program clients – in envelopes clearly displaying the names of both the Program and the recipients. The Privacy Commissioner’s decision is based on the privacy law applicable to the Federal Government, but

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Legal Alert: No More Criminalization of Physician-Assisted Dying – The Ripple Effects of A Watershed Decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)
February  9, 2015

On February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada reached a watershed decision: the criminalization of physician-assisted dying in Canada violates the right to life, liberty and security of the person that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees. The healthcare profession, and physicians in particular, will be most directly impacted by the decision

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