Canada’s Arduous Road To Reforming Law On Predatory Doctors May Offer Lessons To U.S.
Several states are considering ways to update their patient safety laws, and they might need to look no further than Canada to see what works and what doesn't.
Canada's Efforts To Rein In Predatory Doctors A Lesson For U.S.
Canada’s most populous province has long recognized the gravity of sexual misconduct by physicians. Two decades ago, Ontario passed laws mandating punishment for predatory doctors. But the reforms needed reforming, officials eventually decided. And that led to a long, tortured process that hasn’t left anyone completely satisfied. The complications experienced in Canada may serve as an object lesson for American medical regulators. (Hart and Judd, 1/12)