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Health Law and the Impact of COVID on Vulnerable Communities
This is the second part of a webinar series on COVID and the law. The panel discussion in Part 2 will focus on health law and policy as it relates to the unique needs of specific communities.

Our panel will include Angela D'Elia Decembrini, lawyer with First Peoples Law, who will discuss the context in which some Indigenous communities have tried to enforce COVID-related restrictions in their communities in the face on inconsistencies between federal and provincial regulations.

Salina Dewar, legal advocate with the Disability Law Clinic at Disability Alliance BC will discuss some of the challenges people with disabilities have faced as a result of the pandemic and the impact of changes in provincial guidelines.

Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba and Canada Research Chair in the molecular pathogenesis of emerging and re-emerging viruses, will discuss the scientific context of the pandemic and outbreak preparedness.

Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston, partner Goldman Hine LLP, will review the state of legal actions by health care workers to secure respirators to protect themselves, the COVID is Airborne movement and growing recognition that SARS-CoV-2 transmits through the air, and government data collection and issues of data transparency.

This webinar will be moderated by Amy Pressman, partner with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP. Attendees may claim up to 2 hrs of CPD with LSBC.

Jun 17, 2021 12:00 PM in Vancouver

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