Reigns of Unreasonableness in Public Hospitals

Authored August 20, 2021

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The administrative structure of Ontario hospitals centralizes power into the hands of a few key players – and physicians who practice in these public facilities are often at the mercy of disproportionate or overbroad decision making. The lack of procedural safeguards for physicians under the Public Hospitals Act is at the root of the problem.

This article was published in LexisNexis, Risk Management in Canadian Health Care, Volume 23, Number 4, 23 RMCHC, August 2021.


Several years ago I was fortunate enough to have been selected as a Tremayne-Lloyd Fellow here at Western Law. I used the funds to finish a book and to begin work on a new one. It dawned on me far too late that I had never thanked you for that splendid gift. The new book is to be published by Harvard Press in 2010. The TTL Fellowships provided ritual seed capital for this project, which required me to spend a good deal of time and money at The National Archive in Washington. Again, with many thanks.

R. W. Kostal Professor of Law and History

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