In addition, one must include the ‘quasi-public/quasi-private’ category of organizations that, while legally private, are heavily publicly regulated. In some countries, such as Britain and Australia, there are public hospitals, which are owned and operated by government. More commonly, including in Canada, what we may term public hospitals are actually private not-for-profit organizations. Private for-profit delivery can be found in certain sub-sectors (e.g., pharmaceuticals, laboratories); in most countries other than the US, private for-profit corporations do not play a major role in delivering hospital or physician care. Canada’s regional health authorities would fit into the quasi-public/quasi-private category; although they are heavily regulated, in most cases they are legally private not-for-profit organizations at arm’s length from government. The Parliament of Canada has described the role of the private sector in the funding and delivery of health care under the Canada Health Act.