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Justice committee  I can't imagine that myself right at this moment, but I also would suggest that if a physician were to do that they would possibly be in violation of their ethical code, so they would be subject to discipline.

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I personally can't.

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I want to take a bit of a different tack on that. I think there's a danger in breaking this down into categories. It would not ameliorate the issue of the fear of discrimination. It would not be clear to the general public, to most people, that some of the information could be us

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I think that if it were clearly understood, if I understood you correctly, it would not impact your risk of insurance. Is that what you just said?

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I honestly don't think that would change anything. I think it would be the same issue. Also, not everyone knows at what point in their life they're going to be considered for a policy of any value. If you're having the testing done when you're 18, you're not even thinking about

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I would agree with that. I think that's what gives it the teeth. We may be talking about large corporations that have deep pockets, and if it's not considered a serious offence with serious consequences, that may not be a deterrent.

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I would simply agree with that.

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  Certainly, under the patient-physician relationship and confidentiality, we would be bound not to disclose that information without the patient's consent, regardless of whether other family members may have that gene. These situations are sensitive and complex, and involve conve

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I think a couple of things are involved in what you're saying. We have the broader issue for the whole system of public health, and then the issues for the individual. Specifically for the individual, it may mean they will not avail themselves of what would be the best medical c

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I was going to add that when I read clause 6, it does implicate the physician, pharmacist, or other health care practitioner as providing health care services, and that the person doing the medical and scientific research is in respect of the individual who is participating in th

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I'm going to let C├ęcile answer that.

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  Obviously, I would disagree with that. It is a public health issue. It is a health care issue. I think it's a very personal issue for everyone; I think that was well said, you know, if you think about it for yourself. I see it as a national issue. Each of us has a genetic code.

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  Absolutely.

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes

Justice committee  I would agree with that.

November 24th, 2016Committee meeting

Dr. Cindy Forbes