Health Law Institute
Director: Constance MacIntosh, BA, MA, LLB
Location: Dalhousie University
  6061 University Avenue
  PO Box 15000
  Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Phone: 902 494-6881
Email: 902 494-6879
Email: hli@dal.ca
Website: http://www.dal.ca/hli


An Interdisciplinary Institute of the Faculties of Law, Medicine, Health Professions, and Dentistry, the Institute is committed to the advancement of health law and policy and the improvement of health care practice and health systems through scholarly analysis, professional education, and public service. Its objectives are:

  1. To foster strong and innovative health law and policy scholarship by:
  • cultivating interdisciplinary health law and policy research networks
  • engaging in principled analysis of both recognized and emerging areas of health law and policy
  • enabling knowledge transfer
  1. To advance health law and policy education by:
  • designing and implementing education programs for law, medicine, health professions and dentistry students
  • providing continuing education opportunities for health professionals and legal practitioners
  1. To serve the public in our areas of expertise by:
  • contributing to the societal understanding of health law and policy issues
  • providing expertise and consulting to organizations in the public sector
  • engaging in and supporting the policy-making process at local, regional, provincial, national and international levels.