Course Description

Professionals involved in healthcare delivery must navigate an increasingly complex and daunting legal terrain. The Legal Aspects of Canadian Healthcare Delivery offers a five-day, customized learning experience that centres on the intersection of law and the Canadian healthcare system. This in-person intensive program explores fundamental legal rules highly relevant to the daily professional lives of healthcare providers and individuals in management and leadership positions. You will emerge from this program better equipped to operate effectively and comfortably within a rapidly evolving legal environment and to distinguish yourself as a legally-informed leader in your organization. Successful completion of this course will require students to pass an online multiple choice exam within 4 weeks of the last day of the in-person program. Upon successful completion of the course and exam students will receive  a Certificate in Legal Aspects of Canadian Healthcare Delivery.

Course Outline

Topics covered include,

  • Introduction to the Canadian Legal System
  • Health System Governance
  • Institutional Governance
  • Workforce Management:  Employment Law
  • Workforce Management: Labour Law, Human Rights Law, Occupational Health and Safety Law 
  • Regulation of Health Professionals
  • Tort Liability and the Litigation Process
  • Privacy and Confidentiality of Health Information 

What You Will Learn

By the end of the course, all participants should have:

  • broadened their understanding of the general framework for Canada’s legal system
  • expanded their knowledge of fundamental and emerging legal issues in healthcare delivery
  • gained strategies for effectively dealing with potential legal problems
  • obtained the knowledge and skills required to become more informed consumers of legal information, including legal counsel opinions
  • gained greater confidence in working within legal structures and parameters
  • enhanced their ability to lead in a highly regulated environment
  • developed the aptitudes to meaningfully participate in law reform initiatives that will impact your organization


Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 10 Category II credits towards the maintenance of certification requirement.


Une participation à cette réunion par un membre certifié du Collège canadien des leaders en santé (CHE / Fellow) vaut 10 crédits de la catégorie II MDC à l'égard de l'exigence du maintien de la certification à laquelle ceux-ci sont soumis.

Recommended For

The program will provide critical legal knowledge to anyone participating in healthcare delivery, such as those involved in:

  • any of the health professions
  • human resources
  • risk management
  • quality assurance
  • patient safety
  • health policy
  • professional practice
  • professional associations
  • unions
  • licensing bodies
  • health information management


Application for Certificate in Legal Aspects of Canadian Healthcare Delivery
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Section Title
Legal Aspects of Canadian Healthcare Delivery
Class - Face-to-Face
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
8:30AM to 4:30PM
May 03, 2024 to May 07, 2024
Online Examination
May 07, 2024 to Jul 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
  • Offsite Campus
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Classroom - Face-to-Face  
Online Examination  
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $2,995.00 now or pay later
  • Michael Hadskis
Section Notes

Program Changes: We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, location, speakers or content with little or no notice.  In the event of program cancellation, Dalhousie University's School of Health Administration's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees. 

The open book exam will open at 4:30 p.m. on May 7 and can be written anytime between then and July 7 at 4:30 p.m. During that period, a participant can write it as many times as it takes to achieve a grade of 70%.

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