Halsbury's Laws of Canada -- Media and Postal Communications (2021 Reissue) / Medicine and Health (2021 Reissue)

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By Jay Brecher

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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 (2021 Reissue) examines the communication laws affecting 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 and initiatives to support the journalism industry
  • 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 affects 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 (2021 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 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
    • Physician eligibility, remuneration and access to private insurance
  • The licensing and regulation of health professionals
    • Controlled or reserved acts
    • Registration, practice entry and quality assurance
    • Complaints, investigation and alternative dispute resolution
    • Telehealth/Telemedicine
    • Discipline
  • Consent to treatment
    • Common law issues and relevant legislation
    • 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 and 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
    • Intentional torts
    • Institutional liability
    • Health professionals and negligence
  • Fertility and reproduction
    • Sterilization, forcible confinement and/or treatment of pregnant women
    • Assisted human reproduction
    • Processing and distribution of semen and ova for assisted conception
  • Complementary and alternative therapies
    • Naturopathy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine
    • Massage therapy, chiropractic, midwifery, osteopathy
    • Protective legislation for physicians
    • Medical marijuana as an alternative therapy
  • Refusing life-sustaining treatment
    • Common law and statutory requirements
    • Withholding or withdrawing treatment
    • Palliative care
    • Minors
    • Criminal law issues
    • Tissue donations
  • Halsbury's Laws of Canada -- Media and Postal Communications (2021 Reissue) / Medicine and Health (2021 Reissue)