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Course Name Malpractice in Health Care
Course Code LAW 6864P
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites
Course Description

This course examines the potential civil liability of health care providers and institutions when patients have been injured as a result of health care. It will explore the manner in which legal principles, and in particular, those in tort, are applied to claims of medical malpractice. It addresses the liability of individual practitioners as well as institutional and government liability. Topics covered will include: developments in physician liability for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and battery; developments in direct and vicarious liability of hospitals and institutions; provider, institutional and government liability in an era of health care restructuring and scarce resources; research, innovative therapy and liability; class actions; health systems safety: the incidence of medical error and malpractice liability; and critical perspectives on tort theory, tort reform, and no-fault alternatives to tort.

Upcoming Offerings

Summer 2019

Specialization Health Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 10h Substantive; 2h Professionalism 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” This course is also eligible towards the annual CPD requirement with the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) for 2.0 ethics hours.
NCA Status N/A

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