PEI court strikes down zero-tolerance law for MD relationships

Moulton, Donalee
October 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/16/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 8, p1087
Academic Journal
Reports that the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island decided that the province's zero tolerance legislation dictating the rules for physicians' relationships with former patients is unconstitutional. Reasons given by Chief Justice Kenneth MacDonald for his decision; How the decision may affect the zero tolerance rule in Ontario.


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