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Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider gives substandard treatment that causes harm to a patient. Learn your rights in getting medical care and what can constitute medical malpractice.

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If you have a problem with a doctor

If you have a problem with a doctor

If you’re concerned with the treatment provided by a doctor or about a doctor’s conduct, there are steps you can take. Learn how to make a complaint about a doctor.

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Hospitalizing a mentally ill person

Hospitalizing a mentally ill person

Anyone who wants help with a mental illness can ask to be admitted to a facility for treatment. The law also allows people to be involuntarily admitted in certain situations.

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Adults and consent to health care

Adults and consent to health care

Generally speaking, adults can only be given health care with their consent. We explain consent, and the exceptions to this general rule, including what happens when someone is mentally incapable.

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Children and consent to health care

Children and consent to health care

In BC, a child under age 19 may consent to their own health care, if the child is capable. Learn what this means and other issues of health care consent.

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Getting your medical records

Getting your medical records

Under BC law, the information in your medical records belongs to you. Learn your rights relating to your medical records, who has access to them, and how to get them.

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Buying a home

Buying a home

Buying a home is an exciting life event. Learn the key factors to consider before you make an offer, and the steps involved in buying a home in British Columbia.

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Buying a condominium

Buying a condominium

Buying a condominium is a lot like buying a house. But there are also important differences. Learn the key things to consider before making an offer to buy a condo.

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Mortgages and financing a home purchase

Mortgages and financing a home purchase

Almost everyone who buys a home borrows money to pay for it. Doing so involves giving the lender a charge against the home. Learn what’s involved in getting a mortgage.

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Selling your home

Selling your home

Selling a home is the biggest financial decision most people make. Learn what to consider before putting up the “For Sale” sign, and the steps involved in selling your home.

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