What is the standard of disclosure required by the Canadian Medical Association in medical malpractice cases?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from MacDonald v. Stevens, 2008 BCSC 1018 (CanLII):

Prior to proceeding with surgery, a physician must disclose to a patient the nature of the proposed operation, its gravity, any material risks and any special or unusual risks: Hopp v. Lepp, 1980 CanLII 14 (SCC), [1980] 2 S.C.R. 192.

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