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CBA Health Law Section articles are published under the banner Pulse. Members interested in posting articles are encouraged to send them to the Section’s editor.

Editor: Sari Feferman

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Cuthbertson v. Rasouli, 2013 SCC 53

  • March 05, 2014
  • Kate Parisotto

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada clarifies the law with respect to the application of Ontario’s Health Care Consent Act to the issue of consent for the withdrawal of mechanical life support.

Health Law

Carter v. Canada

  • March 05, 2014
  • Mandy Lawson

It has been 20 years since the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the criminal prohibition on assisted suicide as being constitutional in Rodriguez v. British Columbia (Attorney General).1

Health Law

Akl v. Collins

  • March 04, 2014
  • Bobby Randhawa

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Akl v. Collins, 2013 ONSC 3292, has provided important guidance about what constitutes a “material” risk in relation to the doctrine of informed consent.

Health Law

R. v. Levkovic, 2013 SCC 25

  • March 04, 2014
  • Scott Scambler

On April 5, 2006, the building superintendent of an apartment found a bag containing the decomposing remains of a child. The extent of corpse’s putrefaction rendered impossible any determination of the cause of death or the approximate age…

Health Law

Anten v. Bhalerao

  • March 04, 2014
  • Lonny J. Rosen

The case of Anten v. Bhalerao, 2013 ONCA 499, provided the Ontario Court of Appeal with a rare opportunity to review a decision by the Consent and Capacity Board in which the Board applied the test for capacity to consent to treatment.

Health Law