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February 23, 2015

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What Hospitals Need to Know Following the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision on Physician-Assisted Dying

Kathryn M. Frelick, Jesstina McFadden

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) (“Carter”), a landmark and unanimous decision on physician-assisted dying.  In its decision, the Court declared the Criminal Code of Canada (“Criminal Code”) provisions prohibiting...


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