Zdravkovic v. Paszana, (1984) 2 O.A.C. 293 (DC)

Judge:Van Camp, Steele and Smith, JJ.
Court:Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
Case Date:March 19, 1984
Jurisdiction:Ontario
Citations:(1984), 2 O.A.C. 293 (DC)
 
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Zdravkovic v. Paszana (1984), 2 O.A.C. 293 (DC)

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Zdravkovic v. Paszana

Indexed As: Zdravkovic v. Paszana

Ontario Divisional Court

Van Camp, Steele and Smith, JJ.

March 19, 1984.

Summary:

A defendant applied under rule 349 for an order for production by OHIP (not a party to the action) of diagnostic cards of treating physicians of the plaintiff. A master ordered the production of the documents. OHIP appealed.

The Ontario Divisional Court allowed the appeal and set aside the order for production.

Practice - Topic 4606

Discovery - Production of documents by non-parties - Doctor and hospital records - A defendant applied under rule 349 for an order for production by OHIP (not a party to the action) of diagnostic cards of treating physicians of the plaintiff - The Ontario Divisional Court held that such production was protected by the secrecy provisions of s. 44 of the Ontario Health Insurance Act.

Cases Noticed:

Kampus et al. v. Bridgeford et al. (1981), 126 D.L.R.(3d) 175, not folld. [para. 5].

Kampus et al. v. Bridgeford et al. (1981), 126 D.L.R.(3d) 175, folld. [para. 23].

R. v. Snider, [1954] S.C.R. 479; [1954] 4 D.L.R. 483, refd to. [paras. 7 & 25].

Pocock v. Pocock et al., [1950] O.R. 734, refd to. [para. 16].

Glover v. Glover (No. 1) (1980), 29 O.R.(2d) 392, refd to. [para. 17].

Zoltak v. Ross et al. (1980), 22 C.P.C. 32, refd to. [para. 29].

Statutes Noticed:

Health Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1980, c. 197, sect. 44 [para. 2].

Counsel:

L. Edroos, for plaintiff/respondent;

P. Samworth, for defendant/respondent;

J. Minor, for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, appellant.

This appeal was heard by Van Camp, Steele and Smith, JJ., of the Ontario Divisional Court on October 11 and 12, 1983.

The judgment of the Divisional Court was released on March 19, 1984 and the following opinions were filed:

Smith, J. - see paragraphs 1 to 21;

Van Camp, J., dissenting - see paragraphs 22 to 30.

Steele, J., concurred with Smith, J.

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