Health Law and Policy Faculty

Health Law and Policy includes faculty members who are among the leading scholars in Canada on a variety of health care issues. See the faculty.

Career Explorer

For students or potential students interested in focusing on Health Law during their studies at U of T Law, see the Health Law Career Explorer page.

International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme

The International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme aims to improve protection and promotion of rights relating to reproductive and sexual health.

Health Law and Policy Seminar Series

The Health Law, Ethics and Policy Series brings guest speakers to the Faculty of Law to stimulate the discussion of issues related to the intersection of law with health care and related ethical and social issues. For some years, the workshops are available to be viewed in video.

Interdisciplinary Relationships

Health Law and Policy is nourished by associations with other academic departments, programs, institutions and research centres at the University of Toronto, such as the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme, the Collaborative Programme in Global Health, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector, the Institute of Health Management, Policy and Evaluation, the Joint Centre for Bioethics., and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.

Projects and Conferences

Health Law and Policy faculty have organized and implemented numerous projects and conferences exploring health law and policy.

The proceedings of the conference Reference Re Assisted Human Reproduction Act: Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision were gathered into a book:

Book cover - Regulating Creation

Regulating Creation: The Law, Ethics, and Policy of Assisted Human Reproduction

Trudo Lemmens, Andrew Flavelle Martin, Cheryl Milne, and Ian B. Lee, editors

In 2004, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act was passed by the Parliament of Canada. However, a 2010 Supreme Court of Canada decision ruled that key parts of the act were invalid. Regulating Creation is a collection of essays built around the 2010 ruling.

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