Mixed public-private health care : the supreme Court will not hear the specialists quebec

News 8 February, 2018
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    OTTAWA – The supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear on Thursday morning the Federation of medical specialists of Quebec (FMSQ), which challenged the ban on doctors in the public and private working in the same firms.

    The FMSQ and the former president of the Association of anesthesiologists, Claude Trépanier, had filed in 2010 an appeal against the minister of Health of the time, Yves Bolduc, to challenge the provisions of the Act respecting health services and social services (ARHSSS:).

    The plaintiffs contended that the article 333.3 of the act by prohibiting doctors from the public system of practice in the same medical centres specialized than those in the private sector, brimait the freedom of association guaranteed by the canadian and quebec charters of rights and freedoms.

    The country’s highest court has upheld the judgment delivered in 2015 by the superior Court, and confirmed in June by the Court of appeal. The lower courts had held that the State was within its right to protect the sealing systems public and private.