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Health Law

Core Texts

Assisted Human Reproduction

  • Lemmens, Trudo, Martin, Andrew Flavelle, Milne, Cheryl & Lee, Ian B. Regulating Creation: The Law, Ethics, and Policy of Assisted Human Reproduction. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017
  • 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.
  • Mascalzoni, Deborah. Ethics, Law and Governance of Biobanking: National, European and International Approaches. Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2015.
  • Widdows, Heather & Mullen, Caroline, eds. The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides? Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Consent and Capacity

Dental Law

  • Downie, Jocelyn, et al. Dental Law in Canada, 3rd ed. Markham, Ont.: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2019.


  • 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.

Health Care Professionals

  • 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, 4th ed. Markham, Ont.: Butterworths, 2018.
  • Sneiderman, Barney, et al. Canadian Medical Law: An Introduction for Physicians, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals, 3rd ed. Scarborough, Ont.: Carswell, 2013.
  • Steinecke, Richard. A Complete Guide to the Regulated Health Professions Act. Aurora, Ont.: Canada Law Book, 1995–2017.


  • 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

Personal Health Information

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

Professional Liability

  • Picard, Ellen I. & Robertson, Gerald B. Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada, 5th ed. Toronto, Ontario: Thomson Reuters, 2017.


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

Other Useful Texts

  • Downie, Jocelyn & Gibson, Elaine, eds. Health Law at the Supreme Court of Canada. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2007.
  • Speakman, Jane, Stoltz, Lori & Blake, Rod. Public Health Law and Practice in Ontario: The Health Protection and Promotion Act. Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2008.


Items designated as Course Reserves are located in the short-term loan collection at the circulation desk.