Courts and Health Policy: Judicial Policy Making and Publicly Funded Health Care in Canada
Manfredi, Christopher P.
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 2002 April; 27(2): 213-240
The 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provided political actors with the opportunity to make rights-based challenges to public policy decisions. Two challenges launched by providers and consumers of health care illuminate the impact of judicial review on health care policy and the institutional capacity of courts to formulate policy in this field. The significant impact of rights- based claims on cross-jurisdictional policy differences in a federal regime is noted.
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