Health Law and HIV

This section contains information about health law and related programs. HALCO provides free information and advice about health law for people living with HIV in Ontario.

If you are living with HIV, you can contact us for free legal advice.

You can contact the Ontario Law Society Referral Service (LSRS).

The Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) of the Law Society of Upper Canada is an on-line service that provides a referral to a lawyer or paralegal for an in-person or phone consultation of up to 30 minutes at no charge: www.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs. The LSRS crisis telephone for people in custody, in crisis, in a shelter or in a remote community without internet access is 416-947-5255 or toll-free 1-855-947-5255, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. For more information please see the Law Society Referral Service information on the Law Society of Upper Canada website: www.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs/.

For general HIV and health information, please visit our HIV Info section.

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    The Ontario Drug Benefit program (ODB) provides prescription drug coverage for Ontario residents who have a valid Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) card and who are: 65 years of age and older, living in a Long-Term Care Home or Home for Special Care, receiving professional services under the Home Care program, receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program assistance, or, registered for the Trillium Drug Program. Continue reading

  • Public Health Law

    “Public Health” is concerned with the health of the community and focuses on three main areas: prevention and health protection,
    screening, and health promotion.
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  • HIV testing and reporting in Ontario

    In Ontario, there are two ways to get tested for HIV infection: nominal testing and anonymous testing. Continue reading

  • Complaints against Health Professionals

    Health Professionals provide many services to people in Ontario. Health professionals include: doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, etc. Continue reading