Minor in Health Studies - Health Law for Non-Lawyers HLTH 4040   Health Law for Non-Lawyers
The objective of this course is to provide the non-law student with an overview of significant legal issues that arise in the healthcare context. The first part of the course covers an introduction to the Canadian legal system, the Canadian healthcare system from a legal perspective, and the nature of legal proceedings. The second part focuses on issues of particular relevance in the provision of health services; these issues may include: practice management; confidentiality and disclosure of information, including whistle blowing; consent to treatment, including issues regarding minors and those lacking capacity; mental health law; and the regulation of drugs. Finally, the third part addresses contemporary issues in health law such as cost containment, issues of care at the end of life, and the impact of human rights legislation on healthcare services and delivery.
RESTRICTIONS: Health Profession students only