An overview of law relating to Canadian health care delivery, principally from an Ontario perspective. Topics include the constitutional framework, regulation of health professions, medical ethics, public health, coroners' inquests, litigation, capacity and informed consent, powers of attorney, substitute decisions including end of life, mental health, health information and privacy, employment rights, dispute resolution, and how to search for applicable statutes, regulations and case law. Formerly HSM 326.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.