On June 9, 2005, the Supreme Court of Canada released its landmark decision in Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General). Dr. Chaoulli challenged the constitutionality of section 11 of the Québec Hospital Insurance Act and section 15 of the Québec Health Insurance Act, which together establish a prohibition in Québec on private insurance for health care services that are available in the public system. By a narrow 4-3 majority, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the ban on private health insurance in Québec violated the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, and was therefore void and unenforceable.

type Hospital Law Bulletin - June 2005 - Supreme Court Decision in Chaoulli v. Québec (Attorney General)