Canada: new federal law about intimidation of healthcare workers

Health of Practitioner,

A new federal law has come into effect in Canada making it illegal to intimidate a health professional in order to impede them from providing care or to intimidate a patient in order to impede them from obtaining health services. An offense against a person providing health services or against a person impeding them from obtaining health services can now be an aggravating sentencing factor for any offense.

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