Law for Canadian Health Care Administrators, 2nd Edition
Manage Legal Risk, Avoid Costly Errors
Health care administrators have unique needs and decision-making responsibilities. Law for Canadian Health Care Administrators 2nd Editionoffers practical solutions to routine legal issues and case examples from a wide range of health care settings. Discover where pitfalls lie, how lawsuits arise, and when to seek expert legal advice.
Coverage includes major legal issues confronting health care administrators today, plus references to key legislation for each province.
Privacy and Consent
- What constitutes valid consent to medical treatment?
- How can you determine whether a client or patient is capable of giving consent?
- When can you release confidential patient information?
- How should you respond if your organization is involved in an inquest?
Labour and Employment
- What constitutes wrongful dismissal in a hospital context?
- When are damages awarded for mental distress?
- What strategies can you use to manage a union environment effectively?
- How do you respond to a malpractice lawsuit?
- How does a court evaluate a malpractice claim?
- What are the common risk areas for malpractice?
- What do you need to know about the forensic mental health system?
- What are your legal obligations to mental health patients?
- When and how can you involuntarily detain a mental health patient?
What's New in this Edition?
- Updated analysis of legal issues facing health care administrators in Canada
- Detailed consideration of new legislation addressing the management of personal health information
- Coverage of key developments in malpractice litigation, including class actions affecting hospitals and health administrators
- Fully revised chapter on consent issues, including discussion of capacity evaluations and substitute decision making
- Important update on physician privileges and the increasing obligation on health administrators to implement a robust credentialing process
An Overview of Legal Issues for...
- Hospital administrators and executives seeking ready answers to straightforward questions, particularly on physician privileges, and assistance in identifying situations requiring legal counsel
- Community health administrators and executives, including at long-term care facilities, home care associations, and Community Care Access Centres, wishing to learn about the law of consent, risks of medical malpractice, privacy, and protection of health information
- Professors of health law and health care administration who need a teaching resource and reference work outlining legal issues for health care administrators
- Health lawyers who must know how legal issues affect health administrators to aid in assessing legal risk
Table of contents
Chapter 1 : Canadian Health Facilities
Chapter 2 : Canadian Health-Care Insurance
Chapter 3 : Canadian Health Professions - Status and Discipline
Chapter 4 : Health Records and Personal Health Information
Chapter 5 : Mental Health Law
Chapter 6 : Consent to Treatment
Chapter 7 : Malpractice and Institutional Liability
Chapter 8 : Inquests and Inquiries
Chapter 9 : Employment and Labour Relations Law
Chapter 10 : Hospital Privileges
Chapter 11 : The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms