Physicians' legal duty of care and legal right to refuse to work during a pandemic

Davies, Cara E.; Shaul, Randi Zlotnik
February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 2, p167
Academic Journal
The article offers information on physicians' legal rights and duties specific to separate provinces in Canada. It mentions that physicians have a legal duty to provide basic medical skill and care to their existing patients during pandemic. It informs that physicians can refuse to work in unsafe conditions which can cause serious injury and death. It reports that Canadian provinces have legislation that plans the government's powers to authorize physicians to work during a state of emergency.


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