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When is Software a Medical Device?

Canada - February 8 2019 Health Canada recently released a draft guidance document on software as a medical device (SaMD). This guidance is intended to help industry better…

Jean-Raphaël Champagne, Mathieu Gagné, Timothy M. Squire.

Privacy, technology, and instant messaging - The British Columbia Court of Appeal sends a (instant) message

Canada - May 16 2016 In its recent decision R. v. Craig, 2016 BCCA 154, the British Columbia Court of Appeal recognized a reasonable expectation of privacy in private…

Antoine Guilmain, Michael Shortt.

Anti-Genetic Discrimination Law in Canada Moves Forward

Canada - April 10 2017 On March 8, 2017, Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination, was passed in the House of Commons (“Bill S-201”). Background As…

Rosario G. Cartagena.

The Quebec Patient Financial Assistance Ban is Here

Canada - March 31 2021 On March 31, 2021 the Government of Quebec published the final Regulation restricting financial assistance to patients (this PDF is only available in…

Denis Douville, Jean-Raphaël Champagne, Mathieu Gagné.

Innovative Medicines Canada (formerly Rx&D) releases a New Code of Ethical Practices

Canada - February 29 2016 On January 4, 2016, Rx&D formally changed its name to Innovative Medicines Canada and more recently, it updated the Code of Ethical Practices (PDF)…

Mathieu Gagné.