Tracey Bailey

Tracey Bailey, BA, LLB, is an Associate Adjunct Professor with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and has over 20 years of experience in the area of health law, policy and ethics. Following law school, she practiced with the firm now known as Dentons Canada LLP; her current practice in the health law area is in the public sector. Her initial work as a lawyer was followed by 16 years in academic settings, the last decade acting as the Executive Director of the Health Law Institute in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. She also taught Contemporary Issues in Health Law, and Public Health Law and Ethics in that Faculty for a number of years.

Tracey’s work has largely focused on law and policy reform based on research, both contract and grant funded, to assist governments and organizations in policy making. She is an editor of and contributor to Public Health Law & Policy in Canada, the first Canadian text on public health and the law, and has authored numerous other articles and reports. She was the co-editor of the peer-reviewed Health Law Journal, as well as the Health Law Review. Tracey has served on numerous policy working groups, and clinical and research ethics committees.

She has also been a sought-after speaker and actively involved in teaching, delivering over 425 invited lectures, organizing and presenting at conferences and workshops, teaching in a number of health professional faculties at the University of Alberta, and providing outreach education to health care and legal professionals and members of the public.

She is a current Honourary Executive Member and former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Health Law section. As Chair, she led the organization of the 1st CBA National Health Law Summit and has worked on the organizing committee for each of the three successive Summits. She is also a past Chair and current member of the Executive of the CBA’s northern Alberta Health Law Section.

Selected Publications

Downar, J., Bailey, T., Kagan, J. & Librach, S.L. (2014). Physician-assisted death: time to move beyond “Yes” or “No”. Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Reis, N.M., Bailey, T.M. & Caulfield, T. (Eds.) (2013). Public Health Law and Policy in Canada (3rd ed.). Toronto: Butterworths.

Bailey, T.M., Francescutti, L. & Strome, T. (2013). Injuries: Public Health’s Neglected Epidemic. In Reis, N.M., Bailey, T.M. & Caulfield, T. (Eds.) Public Health Law and Policy in Canada (3rd ed.). Toronto: Butterworths.

Physicians with Health Conditions: Law and Policy Reform to Protect the Public and Physician-Patients. (May 2012). Report commissioned for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and the Alberta Medical Association.

Bailey, T.M., Haines, C., Rosychuk, R.J., et al. (2011). Public Engagement on Ethical Principles in Allocating Scarce Resources during an Influenza Pandemic. Vaccine, 29(17), 3111-3117.

Bailey, T.M., & Ammann, M. (2011). Alberta’s Patient Charter: Is it a course worth charting? Health Law Review, 19(2), 17-27.

Bailey, T.M., & Leier, B. (2010). The Case of Samuel Golubchuk and the Right to be Spared an Excruciating Death. The American Journal of Bioethics, 10(3), 67.

Bailey, T.M., Zarzeczny, A. & Caulfield, T. (May 2010). Genetics and the Law.  Canadian Health Law Practice Manual.

Rosychuk, R., Bailey, T.M., Yonge, O., & Marrie, T.M. (2010). Willingness of Nursing Students to Volunteer During a Pandemic. Public Health Nursing, 27(2), 174-180.

Bailey, T.M., & Ammann, M. (September 2010). Written submission in response to the Report of the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health, A Foundation for Alberta’s Health System. Written submission also incorporated into the report, Putting People First: A Summary of Albertans’ Views submitted by Fred Horne, MLA, Chair of the Advisory Committee to lead a province-wide consultation. Report submitted to the Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Health and Wellness.

Bailey, T.M., et al. (February 2010). Comfort, Hopes and Wishes: Making Difficult Health Care Decisions.  Provincial Health Ethics Network of Alberta.

Bailey, T.M.  as a consultant for the Edmonton Inner City Health Research and Education Network, the Streetwork Needle Exchange Program, and members of the inner city community. (Consultation September 2010).  I’m Sick, Now What?! A Patient’s Guide to Getting the Medical Help You Need. (a resource for low socioeconomic individuals in the inner city of Edmonton to assist them in accessing health care services)

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