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Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Media and Postal Communications (2017 Reissue) / Medicine and Health (2017 Reissue)

Media and Postal Communications examines the communication laws impacting the print newspaper industry. Medicine and Health is a comprehensive national narrative of the law relating to health and medical care in Canada.
Publication Language: English

Hardcover | 800 pages

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433494492

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Jay Brecher, B.A., LL.B.

In stark contrast to the telecommunications industry in Canada, which is highly regulated, the newspaper media is almost entirely unregulated. Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Media and Postal Communications (2017 Reissue) examines the communication laws impacting the print newspaper industry, as well as the regulation of the delivery of communications through the postal system.

Topics covered include:

  • The regulatory framework for newspapers
  • Press Councils in Canada
  • Governance of Canada Post Corporation
  • Mandate, liability and powers of the post office
  • Postal-related offences and penalties

Michelle Moldofsky, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

For lawyers, the issues that surround the medical system can have an impact that extends far beyond the hospital or doctor's office. Whether in a professional or personal capacity, the healthcare system impacts virtually all professionals and their clients. Malpractice, professional misconduct, fertility treatments, informed consent, the confidentiality of health records and living wills are all topics that clients may bring to their lawyer.

When questions arise, out of a file or as part of general client interaction, the prudent lawyer can turn with confidence to Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Medicine and Health (2017 Reissue). This comprehensive national narrative of the law relating to health and medical care in Canada provides a concise statement of the legislation and judicial rulings that govern this crucial area of universal concern.

Among the important topics covered are:

  • The framework for health care in Canada
    • Constitutional division of powers
    • Canada Health Act funding and issues
    • Insured services, user charges and extra billing
    • Provincial health insurance programs
  • The licensing and regulation of health professionals
    • Controlled acts
    • Registration, practice entry and quality assurance
    • Complaints, investigation, discipline and alternative dispute resolution
  • Consent to treatment
    • Common law issues
    • Right to consent to or refuse treatment
    • Forms and elements of valid consent
    • Children and adults with disabilities
  • Health records and health information
    • Right to privacy and confidentiality in criminal and civil contexts
    • Duties of health care providers and provincial/federal requirements
    • Collection, use and disclosure of health information
  • Governance of public hospitals
    • Hospital privileges
    • Quality of care and patient safety
  • Regulation of private hospitals
  • Malpractice and liability issues
    • Institutional liability
    • Health professionals and negligence
  • Fertility and reproduction
    • Sterilization, forcible confinement and/or treatment of pregnant women
    • Assisted human reproduction and sperm banks
  • Complementary and alternative therapies
    • Naturopathy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine
    • Massage therapy, chiropractic, midwifery, osteopathy
    • Protective legislation for physicians
    • Medical marihuana as an alternative therapy
  • Refusing life-sustaining treatment
    • Statutory requirements
    • Withholding or withdrawing treatment
    • Minors
    • Criminal law issues
    • Tissue donations

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Table of contents

I. Newspapers
1. General
2. Press Councils
II. Postal Communications
1. Introduction
2. Governance of Canada Post Corporation
3. Activities of Canada Post
4. Offences
5. Penalties

I. Health Care in Canada
II. Licensing and Regulation of Health Professionals
III. Consent to Treatment
IV. Medical Records
V. Hospitals
VI. Liability and Malpractice
VII. Fertility and Reproduction
VIII. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
IX. Death and Dying