ANTH 400: Health Care Law for Health and Human Services Professionals (Rev. C4) Report a Broken Link

This is a senior three-credit course that examines major principles and issues in Canadian health law. Health law is a rapidly growing field of study, research and education. Health and human service professionals are seeing it as increasingly relevant to clinical practice and to policy-making. Distinctive characteristics of Canadian health law and health policy are frequently misunderstood or confused with the American context.

Unit 1

Required Readings
Audio tutorials:  Law Society of Saskatchewan Library.
Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General), [2005] S.C.J. no 33, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 791 (S.C.C).
Suggested Readings
Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association Education Project. (n.d.). Try Judging, Module 4: How judges make decisions. (pp. 102-104).
Canadian Judicial Council. (n.d.). Canada’s court system.

Unit 2

Required Readings
Canada Health Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-6.
Hamilton Health Sciences Corp. v. H. D, [2014] ONCJ 603 (CanLII).
Schneider v. The Queen, [1982] 2SCR 112, CanLII 26 (SCC)
Suggested Readings
Romanow, R.J. (2012, 25 June). Envisioning the future of Medicare [Keynote address; video file]. Toronto: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. 
Samborski, I. (2016) Daniels v. Canada: Out of the wasteland, into the fray. CanLII Connects. 
Romanow, R.J. (2002). Building on values: The future of health care in Canada – Final Report. Saskatoon: Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada.
Robbins, J.A., & Dewar, J. (2011). Traditional Indigenous approaches to healing and the modern welfare of traditional knowledge, spirituality and lands: A critical reflection on practices and policies taken from the Canadian Indigenous example. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 4(2), 1-17.

Unit 3

Required Readings
Montgomery, M. (2016, 6 September). Major case: Canada’s public health system on trial. [Interview with Lynes-Ford, A.; video file]. Radio Canada International.
Montgomery, M. (2016, 6 September). Major case: Canada’s public health system on trial. [Interview with Flood, C.; video file]. Radio Canada International.
Suggested Readings
Government of Canada. (n.d.). Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Manfredi, Ch. P. & Maioni, A. (2002). Courts and health policy: Judicial policy making and publicly funded health care in Canada. Journal of Health Politics Policy Law, 27 (2), 213-240.
Novak, J. D., & Cañas, A. J. (2008). The theory underlying concept maps and how to construct and use them. Technical Report IHMC CmapTools (pp. 1- 14). Florida: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.
Government of Canada. (2017). Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 

Unit 4

Suggested Readings
Priest, M. (1997-98). The privatization of regulation: Five models of self-regulation. Ottawa Law Review, 29(2), 233-302.
Regulated Health Professions Act (Ontario). S.O. 1991, c. 18.
The Social Work Professions Act (Manitoba) C.C.S.M. 2014 c. 169.
Manitoba College of Social Workers website (n.d.).  Self-regulationand Legislation
Adams, T.L, (2016). Professional self-regulation and the public interest in Canada. Professions and Professionalism, 6(3). 
Professions and Professionalism, 6(3).
Collier, R. (2012). Professionalism: The privilege and burden of self-regulation. CMAJ JAMC, 184(14), 1559-1560.
Khaliq, A.A., Mhachofi, A.K. & Broyles, R. W. (2010). Physician autonomy vs. self-regulation: You can’t have one without the other. Ethics & Medicine: An international Journal of Bioethics, 26(2), 111-120.
Robbins, J.A., & Dewar, J. (2011). Traditional Indigenous approaches to healing and the modern welfare of traditional knowledge, spirituality and lands: A critical reflection on practices and policies taken from the Canadian Indigenous example. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 4(2), 1-17.

Unit 5

Required Readings
Saadati V. Moorhead, [2017], S.C.R. 543, CanLII 28 (SCC)
Goldman, B. (2011, November). Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about this? [Video file].
Suggested Readings
Gibson, E. (2016). Is it time to adopt a no-fault scheme to compensate injuried patients? Ottawa L.Rev. 47(2), 303-338.
Flood, C.M. & Thomas, B. (2011). Canadian medical malpractice law in 2011: Missing the mark on patient safety. Chicago-Kent Law Review 86 (3), 1053- 1092.
Martland, J. (2009). Healthcare and the law: A view from the bar. Healthcare Quarterly, 12, e195-e198.
Nelson, E. L. (2016). Prenatal harm and the duty of care. Alberta Law Review 53(4), 933-953.

Unit 6

Suggested Readings
Burningham, S., Rachul, Ch. & Caulfield, T. (2013). Informed consent and patient comprehension: The law and the evidence. McGill Journal of Law and Health,7(1), 123-128.
Cojocaru (Guardian ad litem of) v. British Columbia Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, [2009] B.C.J. no 731, 65 C.C.L.T. (3rd) (B.C.S.C) affd [2013] S.C.J. no 3-, [2013] 2 S.C.R. 357 (SCC).
The Canadian Medical Protection Association. (June 2016). Consent: A guide for Canadian physicians.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2014, July). Vascular Access for Hemodialysis. National Institutes of Health.

Unit 7

Suggested Readings
Chandler, J. A. (2017). The impact of biological psychiatry on the law: Evidence, blame, and social solidarity. Alberta Law Review, 54(3).
Robertson, E. C.  (2010). Minors and health care: A.C. v. Manitoba. Legal Resource Centre of Alberta. Retrieved from The Free Library.
Woo, A. (September 13, 2016, updated March 24, 2017). B.C. patients launch court challenge over forced psychiatric treatments. The Globe and Mail.
When can government agencies intervene on behalf of a sick child?

Unit 8

Required Readings
Butler, M. & Tiedemann. (2015). Carter v. Canada: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision on Assisted Dying (Background Paper). Ottawa: Library of Parliament.
Milne, V. (August 20, 2017). The twenty year battle for medically-assisted death legalisation in Canada. CBC News.
Suggested Readings
Guichon, J., Mohamed F., Clarke, K. & Mitchell, I. (2017). Autonomy and beneficence in assisted dying in Canada: the eligibility of mature minors.  Alberta Law Review 54(3), pp. 775-802.
McKenna, K. (February 22, 2017). Renewed calls to review assisted death rules after Montreal man charged with murdering wife. CBC News.
Stone, L. & Fine, S. (June 27, 2016, updated March 24, 2017). B.C. woman, rights group file legal challenge against assisted dying-law. The Globe and Mail.
Young, H. (2015). Cuthbertson v. Rasouli: Continued confusion over consent-based entitlements to life support. Alberta Law Review 52(3), pp. 745-759.

Unit 9

Required Readings
Assisted Human Reproduction Act, S.C. 2004, c. 2.
Suggested Readings
Cattapan, A. (2014). Risky business: Surrogacy, egg donation, and the politics of exploitation. Canadian Journal of Law & Society, 29(3), 361-379.
Deckha, M. (2012). Legislating respect: A pro-choice feminist analysis of embryo research restrictions in Canada. McGill Law Journal, 58, 199-236.
Abortion rights: Significant moments in Canadian history (posted January 19, 2009, last updated, May 27, 2017) CBC News.
Health Link BC (March 16, 2017).
Nair, R. (February 13, 2017). Advocates say in-vitro fertilization should be publically funded in B.C. CBC News.

Unit 10

Suggested Readings
C.(C.) v. W. (A.), (2005) ABQB 290 (CanLII).
Gruben, H. & White, P. (September 28, 2016). Surrogacy in Canada should give us cause for concern. Globe and Mail.
Gruben, V. & Cameron, A. (2017). Donor anonymity in Canada: Assessing the obstacles to openness and considering a way forward. Alberta Law Review, 54(3), 665-680.
J.C.M. v. A.N.A., (2012) BCSC 584 (CanLII)
Nelson, E. (2010). Alberta’s new organ and tissue donation law: The human tissue and organ donation act. Health Law Review, 18(2), 5-14.
Von Tigerstrom, B. (2015). Human tissue legislation and a new medical paradigm: Governing tissues engineering in Canada. McGill Journal of Law & Health, 8(2), S1-S56.
D.J. Willison & S.M. MacLeod, “Patenting of Genetic Material: Are the Benefits to Society Being Realized?” CMAJ 6 Aug. 2002 167(3): 259-62, online: CMAJ

Unit 11

Required Readings
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. (January, 2018). Overview of privacy legislation in Canada.
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. (May 15, 2014). PIPEDA fair information principles.
Suggested Readings
Adjin-Tettey, A. (2013). Potential for genetic discrimination in access to insurance: Is there a dark side to increased availability of genetic information? Alberta Law Review, 50(3), 577-614.
Ries, N. (2006). Patient privacy in a wired (wireless) world: Approaches to consent in the context of electronic health records. Alberta Law Review, 43(3), 681-712.