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Not Everyone’s Lawyer?

Should law societies impose gender or age-based restrictions on a lawyer’s practice? Stated otherwise, is it appropriate to permit a lawyer to continue to practice on conditions that restrict their interaction with women (or men) or minors? For the reasons that follow, I believe that the answer to both of these questions is “no”. The issue of practice restrictions of this sort first caught my attention several years ago when a Connecticut lawyer received a lifetime ban on representing women. Thi...
Tags: Law, Star, Connecticut, Facetime, Legal Ethics, Ontario, Manitoba, Toronto Star, Law Society of Manitoba, College of Physicians, Legal Aid Manitoba, Manitoba Law, Manitoba Justice Justice Canada

I'm a doctor in Singapore. Our COVID-19 cases have been low since last fall - here's what we're doing right.

Dr. Lim Hui Ling and her husband at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Lim Hui Ling Dr. Lim Hui Ling, 51, is the medical director for the International Medical Clinic in Singapore. Lim says going through the 2002-2003 SARS pandemic helped prepare her and other healthcare workers to deal with COVID-19. She also credits fellow Singaporeans for helping stop the spread of the virus by willingly wearing masks, social distancing, and using a contact tracing app. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Doctor, Asia, News, Singapore, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Gardens, Parks, Bay, Nordic, Lim, Ministry of Health, BioNtech, College of Physicians, Healthcare Workers

Book Review: Commissions of Inquiry

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. Commissions of Inquiry. By Hon. Stephen Goudge & Heather MacIvor. Toronto: LexisNexis, 2019. xvi, 510 p. Includes appendices and index. ISBN 9780433503118 (softcover) $120.00. Reviewed by Paul F. McKenn...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, Canada, Commission, Vancouver, Somalia, Cabinet, Commonwealth, Ontario, Federal Court, Parker, RCMP, Labrador, Beno, Charles Smith, Privy Council

Canada: No Notice, No Dice: Divisional Court Reiterates Need For Proper Notice Of Case Against - Lenczner Slaght

A recent Divisional Court case involving the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario reaffirms the importance of ensuring that findings of professional misconduct...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Divisional Court, College of Physicians, Lenczner Slaght

'Dr. 6ix' tells regulator he now realizes he acted against patient's interest

A Toronto plastic surgeon says he now realizes he acted against a patient's best interest in allowing a television crew to film her breast augmentation surgery despite her objections. Dr. Martin Jugenburg is being cross-examined before the disciplinary committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario on several allegations that he violated patients' privacy. Jugenburg said the patient, who cannot be identified under a publication ban, declined to be filmed by the TV cre...
Tags: News, Toronto, Ontario, College of Physicians, Martin Jugenburg, Jugenburg

Book Review: Assisted Death: Legal, Social and Ethical Issues After Carter

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. Assisted Death: Legal, Social and Ethical Issues after Carter. Edited by Derek B.M. Ross. Toronto: LexisNexis, 2018. xlii, 544 p. Includes table of cases. ISBN 978-0- 433-49868-1 (softcover) $125.00. R...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, Canada, LexisNexis, Ontario, Carter, Bedford, SCC, Canadian Law Library Review, Peter Hogg, Bennett Jones, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, College of Physicians, Canada AG, Kim Clarke, Law Library University of Calgary In CLLR

Take a Virtual Tour of the Mütter Museum and Its Many Anatomically Peculiar Exhibits

A few months before Philaelphia’s Mütter Museum, exercising now familiar COVID-19 precautions, closed its doors to the public, it co-sponsored   to honor the victims to the previous century’s Spanish Flu pandemic, as well as "those who keep us safe today.” The event was part of a temporary exhibition, Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia. Another temporary exhibition, Going Viral: Infection Through the Ages, opened in November, and now seems even stronger...
Tags: Google, Science, Biology, College, History, Museums, Albert Einstein, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Florence, Chang, Facebook Twitter, Tanya, Mutter Museum, Ayun Halliday, Anna Dhody

Haunted by a Gene

Year after year for two decades, Nancy Wexler led medical teams into remote villages in Venezuela, where huge extended families lived in stilt houses on Lake Maracaibo and for generations, had suffered from a terrible hereditary disease that causes brain degeneration, disability and death.Neighbors shunned the sick, fearing they were contagious."Doctors wouldn't treat them," Wexler said. "Priests wouldn't touch them."She began to think of the villagers as her family, and started a clinic...
Tags: Science, Woody Guthrie, Los Angeles, Carol Burnett, United States, New York Times, Manhattan, National Institutes of Health, Venezuela, Columbia University, Ken Burns, Pbs, Young, Collins, Nancy, Alice

Natural Justice Need Not Always Apply

The Federal Court of Appeal recently released a decision in Democracy Watch v. Canada, denying two appeals, from two separate complaints, regarding Canada’s first Commissioner of Lobbying. The court concluded that the Governor in Council’s interpretation of the Lobbying Act was reasonable, and rejected the allegations of bias. Though it might come as a surprise to some, the general principles of independence and impartiality, though clearly principles of natural justice, are not necessarily requ...
Tags: Europe, Law, Senate, Court, Canada, House Of Commons, European Court Of Human Rights, Parliament, Council, British Columbia, Baker, Kane, Dunsmuir, Coopers, European Court, Ringrose

A Look at Alberta’s Private Member’s Bill on Conscience Rights for Doctors

Commentators on private member’s Bill 207, Conscience Rights (Health Care Providers) Protection Act, introduced in the Alberta Legislative Assembly on November 7, 2019, have disagreed about whether it is different from the current system in Alberta. Here I consider the extent to which it would be different from the current requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). I also consider how it would give doctors (and other health professionals) the greatest freedom in C...
Tags: Law, Canada, New Brunswick, Bill, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, Canadian Medical Association, Substantive Law: Legislation, CPSA, College of Physicians, Ontario College, Alberta New Brunswick, Alberta Legislative Assembly

Canada: No-CPR Orders – Recent Legal Developments - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

​The College of Physicians and Surgeons recently amended its policy "Planning for and Providing Quality End-of-Life Care"
Tags: News, Canada, College of Physicians

College of Midwives of BC v. MaryMoon

On my way to writing a post applying the UK Supreme Court’s decision on the Boris Johnson prorogation to the City of Toronto decision upholding the province’s reduction of wards, I decided to take a detour to examine the College of Midwives of British Columbia v. MaryMoon in which Madam Justice Sharma held that section 12.1(1) of the BC Health Professions Act (HPA) is unconstitutional because it contravenes section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms without justification. Sectio...
Tags: Law, College, Toronto, Canada, Boris Johnson, UK supreme court, Quebec, BC, British Columbia, Walker, Supreme Court of Canada, R, Sharma, HPA, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Case Comment

Religion and the Law: “Respect” or Denial?

In Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Court of Appeal sought to reconcile the religious views of doctors opposed to carrying out certain procedures with the rights of patients to equitable access to those procedures and to the public interest. Under Bill 21, the Quebec government seeks to deny the wearing of certain “religious” clothing in the interests of preserving a secular society. A comparison of these two situations ...
Tags: Justice, Law, College, Canada, Bill, Montreal, Quebec, Alberta, Calgary, Ontario, State, National Assembly, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, CTV News, Bussey

Are Canadian Law Societies Ready for the Legal Profession’s Me Too Moment? (Spoiler: Probs Not)

Sexual harassment has happened and is still happening in legal workplaces. This reality, while at one time largely unacknowledged or treated dismissively, is now openly discussed and approached seriously as a problem in need of a solution. The rise of the Me Too movement has given the issue additional prominence over the last year or so. A selection of recent articles and blogs on the subject can be found here, here, and here. One question, however, that has not been given much attention is: how...
Tags: Legal Ethics

Mutter Museum plans to double space and create endowed programs and staff positions

The College of Physicians, which operates the Mütter Museum, has raised more than $7 million so far in its first capital campaign ever, and has named curator Anna Dhody the recipient of the newly endowed Gretchen Worden Chair. There's more to come.
Tags: Incidents, Mutter Museum, Anna Dhody, College of Physicians, Gretchen Worden

With Tre Voci, PCMS tests College of Physicians as new venue

The flute-viola-harp trio offered transcriptions and a local premiere.
Tags: Incidents, College of Physicians, Tre Voci PCMS

Canada: Validity Of Physician Duty To Provide Effective Referrals To Patients Upheld - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

In a decision released on January 31, 2018, the Divisional Court of Ontario declared the constitutional validity of the effective referral requirements contained in two policies of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Tags: News, Canada, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, College of Physicians, Divisional Court of Ontario

Scalpel, Sponge, Show Tunes: When Doctors Moonlight as Actors

The Bard Hall Players, a theater company made up of Columbia University medical students, is marking its 50th season with a production of “Into the Woods.”
Tags: News, Medical Schools, Columbia University, Theater, Columbia University Medical Center, Actors and Actresses, Bard Hall Players, College of Physicians