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Doctor advised against acquiescing to improper demands of patient

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board)  reviewed a decision  of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports ... Read more

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Dykeman receives OBA health law award

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) has recognized Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman as the 2017 recipient of the Susan Hilary Davidson Memorial Award for Excellence in ... Read more

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CASL – important developments and enforcement updates

By Kathy O'Brien Big news last week about CASL (Canada’s anti-spam legislation) – the right of private action, which was scheduled to come into effect on July 1, ... Read more

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Talking conflict on an FHT board

By Kate Dewhirst Family health teams are interesting creations. What are they? Multi-disciplinary teams providing primary care services to communities across Ontario. A ... Read more

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Communication, conflict concerns for independent health assessors

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine A  recent matter  before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) exemplifies the importance of open ... Read more

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Tragic long-term care home deaths may lead to systemic change

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — A former Ontario nurse admitted Thursday to using insulin to kill eight seniors and hurt six others while the vulnerable individuals were in her care, in ... Read more

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Rosen to discuss privilege, insights for mid-career lawyers

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen will be speaking at a pair of programs for litigators in June, presented by The Advocates’ Society. On June 2 from noon – 4 ... Read more

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‘Belligerent’ patient not an excuse for unprofessional behaviour

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario required a ... Read more

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‘Best efforts’ in a contract means what?

By Kathy O'Brien Have you ever signed a contract that imposed an obligation on you to make “best efforts” to achieve something (like obtain a landlord’s ... Read more

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Avoiding the pitfalls of a problematic AGM

With health-care organizations holding their annual general meetings (AGM) typically between May and July, it’s important they consider how to present it ... Read more

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Hospital boards and professional staff credentialing

By Kate Dewhirst As you may know, the Auditor General released a report criticizing the  Public Hospitals Act  professional staff appointment appeals process for ... Read more

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Health professionals should take own notes with challenging patients

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine This matter  before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) provides guidance on when a health ... Read more

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Hospital obligations around a physician's fitness to practise

Hospitals can avoid serious legal repercussions by establishing clear policies to deal with physicians whose fitness to practise is compromised by mental or physical ... Read more

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Failure to complete remediation program results in discipline

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Health professionals should be mindful that if the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) of their College orders ... Read more

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Three legal questions every clinician should know how to answer

By Kate Dewhirst If you are a practicing clinician (nurse, doctor, dentist, midwife, psychologist, OT, PT, social worker etc.) there are three legal questions you should ... Read more

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Physician's story of addiction a cautionary tale for health professionals

An Ontario physician's story of addiction, criminal conviction and job loss serves as a warning to   health professionals that they can lose their career if they ... Read more

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For now, all doctors required to follow assisted dying legislation

Although doctors who are morally opposed to medical assistance in dying may feel caught between the law and their rights under the Charter, they are currently required to follow ... Read more

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Michael Gleeson a new partner at DDO Health Law

Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson is now a partner at the boutique firm DDO Health Law . “I’m really enjoying my time here — law firm partners Mary ... Read more

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CBA Health Summit ‘premier' conference for health lawyers

The Canadian Bar Association's (CBA) Sixth Biennial National Health Law Summit  offers lawyers the opportunity to learn from some of the country's key players in the field, ... Read more

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Binding arbitration and Ontario's physicians: words matter

By Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd I read with interest responses   from the lawyers representing the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) to my article on the arbitration ... Read more

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