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Accessing legal resources

The CMA understands that some physicians and physicians-in-training may want to access up-to-date legal information. For a summary of legislation/regulation affecting physician practice, please consider the following two resources:

  1. CanLii
    The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLii) provides a free online database to access legislation, regulations, and case law.
  2. CanLii Connects
    CanLii Connects provides legal commentary and summaries of Canadian court decisions.

For medico-legal issues arising from the treatment of Canadian patients, Canadian physicians and physicians-in-training can access legal advice and representation from the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA).

CMA members should consult their own legal counsel for answers to specific legal questions.