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Course Name The Canadian Health Care System: Legal Frameworks
Course Code LAWH 6860
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Anti-requisite: LAW 6860P - The Canadian Health Care System: Legal Frameworks
Course Description

Health care in Canada is governed by multiple legal regimes that continue to increase rapidly in both number and complexity. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the legal frameworks within which health care systems, providers and funding regimes operate and patients receive care. It begins with an historical introduction to the Canadian medicare system and a consideration of provincial and federal jurisdiction over health. It then covers such topics as the scope and application of the Canada Health Act; the import of the Social Union Framework Agreement; ramifications of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; provincial health insurance plans; concepts of "medical necessity" in law and policy; allocating scarce resources through provider limits and patient/treatment limits; an introduction to governance of health care institutions such as hospitals and free-standing health facilities; and health system restructuring.

Upcoming Offerings

Fall 2020

Specialization Health Law
Status Required
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h 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

All courses and schedules are subject to change.