February 17, 2011
Sapru: Landmark Decision in Medical Inadmissibility Law
I am delighted to report that we were successful in our efforts at the Federal Court of Appeal in the case of Sapru v. Canada (M.C.I.)2011 FCA 35, CORAM: DAWSON J.A. (Delivered Reasons), LAYDEN-STEVENSON J.A. & STRATAS J.A. This case provided important clarity in the area of Canadian medical inadmissibility law as to the distinct but yet interdependent roles of medical and immigration officers. It is a decision that will benefit applicants worldwide with medical issues because it ensures medical officers must be clear in their reasons for assessing medical inadmissibility and carefully consider the evidence and collaborate with the immigration officer. A big thank you to my legal team who played a large role in this successful challenge at the Federal Court of Appeal.