Genetic Testing, Liability, and Regulatory Policy: The Canadian Situation

Posted: 20 Jun 2001

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Timothy Caulfield

University of Alberta - Health Law Institute

Abstract

As in many countries throughout the world, Canada is struggling to address the legal and ethical challenges created by the emerging genetic testing technologies. Though Canada currently has little "genetic testing" jurisprudence and no formal regulations, there has been a significant amount of policy discussion. Moreover, there are reasons to believe that genetic malpractice cases may become more common. Canada's distinctive socio-political environmentmarked by our mix of American individualism and a European deference to community interestswill ensure that this emerging legal framework will have a unique Canadian tenor.

Suggested Citation

Caulfield, Timothy, Genetic Testing, Liability, and Regulatory Policy: The Canadian Situation. Jurimetrics, Vol. 41, No. 1, Fall 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=273887

Timothy Caulfield (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Health Law Institute ( email )

Law Centre
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H5
Canada

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