Health Law

Canadians Protected from Genetic Discrimination

  • October 9, 2020
  • Laura Lepine
  • Comments Off on Canadians Protected from Genetic Discrimination

Genetic testing has never been more accessible. A genetic test can tell you about your ancestry, or tell your doctor important information about your health. The information from a genetic test, however, is highly personal. It would be a breach of your privacy if that information fell into the wrong hands. » Read the rest

Get Involved: Making Positive Changes to Long-Term Care Homes

  • September 29, 2020
  • BakerLaw
  • Comments Off on Get Involved: Making Positive Changes to Long-Term Care Homes

Throughout this pandemic, there has been a lot of coverage on Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), with particular focus on living conditions, death rates, and general health care of the residents.

The Seniors for Social Action (Ontario) organization has launched its new website offering information to individuals who want to be involved in making a positive change for residents in LTCHs. » Read the rest

ODSP Recipients Consider MAiD

  • September 9, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone. City News Toronto has written about the impact the pandemic has had on those who receive Ontario Disability Support Payments (ODSP). The article highlights how some ODSP recipients have, or are are considering applying for medical assistance in dying (MAiD). » Read the rest

Psychosis and Police: a dangerous mix

  • August 26, 2020
  • Kimberly Srivastava
  • Comments Off on Psychosis and Police: a dangerous mix

There has been a lot in the news lately about who is best positioned to respond to those experiencing a mental health crisis. “Wellness checks” are best done by those who have proper training to provide assistance to those being checked in on. » Read the rest

Have Your Say: Help Create Accessibility Standards

  • August 10, 2020
  • BakerLaw
  • Comments Off on Have Your Say: Help Create Accessibility Standards

Accessibility Canada is looking for participants to help shape accessibility standards aimed at addressing barriers faced by Canadians with disabilities in the following areas:

  • employment
  • the built environment
  • information and communication technologies
  • communication, other than information and communication technologies
  • the procurement of goods, services and facilities
  • the design and delivery of programs and services
  • transportation

Check this website of opportunities to get involved and have your say (link).

CACL and CCD forum on End of Life, Equality, and Disability

  • January 28, 2020
  • BakerLaw
  • Comments Off on CACL and CCD forum on End of Life, Equality, and Disability

On January 30, 2020, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is hosting a national forum on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). This forum will discuss the critical balance between the right to autonomy and the right to equality guaranteed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. » Read the rest

Mental Health Awareness

  • May 8, 2019
  • BakerLaw
  • Comments Off on Mental Health Awareness

May 6th to 10th is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Awareness Week! In light of this, CMHA is asking Canadians to #GetLoud about what mental health really is. They remind us on their website linked here (link) that:

Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. » Read the rest

HSARB Orders Increased Nursing Hours, Recognizing the Risk of Parental Burnout

  • May 2, 2019
  • Laura Lepine
  • Comments Off on HSARB Orders Increased Nursing Hours, Recognizing the Risk of Parental Burnout

On January 10th, 2019 the Health Services Appeal and Review Board (“HSARB”) released its decision in the case of K.H. v Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network. K.H., a 9-year-old girl, has a condition called short bowel syndrome. Her conditions necessitates the overnight administration of intravenous nutrition, among other things. » Read the rest

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