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Course Name Health Facilities Law
Course Code LAW 6858P
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites
Course Description

This course studies the organization of public and private health facilities in Canada and the specific legal issues that challenge them. There are a number of statutes that regulate the governance and management of health facilities such as public hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, chronic care facilities, community care organizations and independent clinics. In some provinces, the governance and management of public hospitals takes place on a regional basis; in others the focus is still on individual hospitals for which a board of trustees exercises control and authority. The rising cost of health care has resulted in greater regulation of financial autonomy and, in some cases, the imposition of specific statutory requirements for financial accountability. In addition, certain regulated health professionals may have "privileges" that are subject to statutory protections and administrative principles that are quite different from those associated with ordinary employment contracts. The course examines the initiatives being undertaken to improve patient safety and the issues of privacy and legal liability to which these initiatives give rise.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Health Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible CPD Hours: LSUC (ON): 18.0 substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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