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Health Law

Core Texts

  • Downie, Jocelyn, Caulfield, Timothy & Flood, Colleen M. Canadian Health Law and Policy, 4th ed. Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis, 2011.
  • Bailey, Tracey M., Caulfield, Timothy & Ries, Nola M. Public Health Law & Policy in Canada, 3rd ed. Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis, 2013

Assisted Human Reproduction

  • Rivard, Glenn & Hunter, Judy. The Law of Assisted Human Reproduction. Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis Canada, 2005

Biobanks and Governance of Genetic Information

  • Kaye, Jane & Stranger, Mark, eds. Principles and Practice in Biobank Governance. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2009.
  • Widdows, Heather & Mullen, Caroline, eds. The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides? Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Consent and Capacity

Consolidated Laws and Annotations

Dental Law

  • Downie, Jocelyn, et al. Dental Law in Canada, 2nd ed. Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010.


  • Hoppe, Nils. Bioequity: Property and the Human Body. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2009.
  • Kent, C. Adele. Medical Ethics: The State of the Law. Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2005.
  • Lemmens, Trudo & Waring, Duff R. Law and Ethics in Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest, and Liability. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
  • Marshall, David T. The Law of Human Experimentation. Toronto: Butterworths, 2000.
  • Mason, J.K. & Laurie, G.T. Mason & McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics, 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • McLean, Sheila A.M. First Do No Harm: Law, Ethics, and Healthcare. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2006.
  • Plomer, Aurora. The Law and Ethics of Medical Research: International Bioethics and Human Rights. Portland, Ore.: Cavendish, 2005.


  • Flood, Colleen M., ed. Just Medicare: What's In, What's Out, How We Decide. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
  • Flood, Colleen M., Roach, Kent & Sossin, Lorne, eds. Access to Care, Access to Justice: The Legal Debate Over Private Health Insurance in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Mental Health Law

  • Bloom, Hy & Bay, Michael, eds. A Practical Guide to Mental Health, Capacity, and Consent Law of Ontario. Scarborough, Ont.: Carswell, 1996.
  • Gray, John E., Shone, Margaret A. & Liddle, Peter F. Canadian Mental Health Law and Policy, 2nd ed. Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis Canada, 2008.

Personal Health Information

  • Perun, Halyna, Orr, Michael & Dimitriadis, Fannie. Guide to the Ontario Personal Health Information Act. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2005.

Practical Guides for Health Care Professionals

  • Emson, H.E. The Doctor and the Law: A Practical Guide for the Canadian Physician, 3rd ed. Toronto: Butterworths, 1995.
  • Grant, Anne E. & Ashman, Aileen A. A Nurse's Practical Guide to the Law. Aurora, Ont.: Canada Law Book, 1997.
  • McPhedran, Marilou & Sutton, Wendy. Preventing Sexual Abuse of Patients: A Legal Guide for Health Care Professionals. Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2004.
  • Morris, John J., Ferguson, Margot J. & Dykeman, Mary Jane. Canadian Nurses and the Law, 2nd ed. Toronto: Butterworths, 1999.
  • Morris, John J. & Clarke, Cynthia D. Law for Canadian Health Care Administrators, 2nd ed. Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis Canada, 2011.
  • Rozovsky, Lorne E. & Inions, Noela. Canadian Health Information: A Practical Legal and Risk Management Guide, 3rd ed. Markham, Ont.: Butterworths, 2002.
  • Sneiderman, Barney, et al. Canadian Medical Law: An Introduction for Physicians, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals, 3rd ed. Scarborough, Ont.: Carswell, 2013.


  • Evans, David R. The Law, Standards of Practice, and Ethics in the Practice of Psychology, 3rd ed. Toronto: Carswell, 2011.

Other Useful Texts


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