Definition: Health law refers to the legal rules governing the organization and provision of health care and services. It encompasses all areas of the health care field: from prevention and diagnostic testing to detection and treatment, as well as public health and the pharmaceutical industry. It defines, in particular, the obligations of health care institutions covered by the Act respecting health services and social services as well as the duties of health care professionals. Health law involves the application of principles of civil liability and statutes governing professions. It is concerned with matters of a legal and ethical nature, such as euthanasia, assisted suicide, abortion, experimentation and genetics. Our practice focuses on representing users of the health care system who are dealing with such issues and whose rights have been infringed.