Canadian Law and Assisted Human Reproduction: A History and Current Challenges

Osgoode Health Law Association: Perspectives in Health   Over the past few decades, assisted human reproduction has undergone significant developments in Canada.  Increases in technology have led to incredible developments, such as embryonic cloning and in vitro fertilization (IVF), resulting in a growth of study in assisted reproduction policy.  In 2004, the federal government passed …

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Understanding the Ongoing Dispute Between the Ontario Medical Association and Ministry of Health   On September 5, 2017, the Ontario Medical Association (“OMA”) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term-Care (“MOHLTC”) entered a mediation and binding arbitration process to negotiate a new Physician Services Agreement (“PSA”). The OMA is a professional association that represents …

Osgoode Health Law Association: Perspectives in Health

Canada’s Fight Against Fentanyl: Will 2018 bring an end in sight? Canada is currently facing an epidemic of opioid dependency, involving both prescribed and illegal forms of the narcotic substance that, in recent years, has led to an increase in fatal overdoses. This epidemic may ultimately stem from prescribing methods practiced by North American doctors …

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Your Osgoode Health Law Association: Let us introduce ourselves… Hello from your Osgoode Health Law Association (HLA)! The HLA interrogates the area of health law, raises awareness of important health law issues, helps students explore the many career paths in health law, and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and dialogue between students and health law professionals. We …

Osgoode Health Law Association: Perspectives in Health

A Lawyer’s Contribution to Scientific Research: The Link Between Universal Human Rights and Studying Healthcare   Healthcare in Canada is a public concern, governed by acts, statutes, and regulations. Canadians value healthcare as a fundamental human right, as reflected by the sentiments of the Canadian Health Act (CHA) with the promise of facilitating reasonable access …

Perspectives in Health: The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act

What is happening with Vanessa’s Law? On 6 December 2013, Conservative Member of Parliament for Oakville, Terence Young, introduced the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) in order to provide Canadians with a more stringent drug-monitoring system. Without dissent from any of Canada’s federal political parties, Vanessa’s Law received Royal Assent and became …