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Rosen to discuss health information protection basics

Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen is set to share his insights on the basics of the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) at an upcoming summit aimed at health ... Read more

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Opening a dialogue on physician retirement is key

Physician retirement is an ongoing issue for hospitals these days and it’s important for health organizations to adopt policies that will help them plan as best as possible ... Read more

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Family of aboriginal girl can legally opt for traditional medicine

BRANTFORD, Ont. – The family of an 11-year-old aboriginal girl with cancer has a constitutional right to opt for traditional medicine over chemotherapy, an Ontario ... Read more

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Dykeman speaks at Advocates' Society Fall Convention

Health-care issues, including mental-health issues, affect everyone – whether it's a family member, co-worker, client, someone appearing before a judge or ... Read more

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Practitioners must dispose of health records properly

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  says a recent case of patient files being strewn on a street highlights the importance of disposing of health information records in a secure ... Read more

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Nursing homes must staff RNs 24/7

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  says a recent decision by the  Health Services Appeal and Review Board  underscores the necessity for all nursing homes – even the small, ... Read more

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Inspections key to operation of private health clinics

Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine says that while recent media reports about private medical clinics not meeting provincial guidelines highlight a need for those operators to ... Read more

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Colleges setting transparency guidelines

Though recent events in the media have put accountability and transparency for the Colleges that oversee physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physiotherapists and other ... Read more

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Safeguards needed if cautions are published

The media and certain advocates have been calling for the publication of cautions issued to doctors and other health professionals for some time, and the minister of health ... Read more

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Recent privacy breaches emphasize need for training, education

Several recent high-profile privacy breaches have been widely reported “suggesting that even 10 years after the implementation of health privacy legislation in Ontario, ... Read more

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SCC case on assisted suicide 'timely and important'

Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman says a Supreme Court case that's looking at whether this country's ban on assisted suicide protects or violates the fundamental rights of ... Read more

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Supreme Court tackles right-to-die issue

OTTAWA – Canada's top court will today confront an elemental – some would say intractable – question: whether Canadians have the right to seek help to end their ... Read more

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Advocates for War Child hosts Access to Justice event

Advocates for War Child is hosting its annual Access to Justice event in support of War Child Canada . Access to Justice 2014 features a performance by the acclaimed band Hey ... Read more

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College issues consultation on new medical marijuana policy

Clinics and doctors involved in the prescribing of medical marijuana should take heed of a new draft policy on medical marijuana – though not yet in force – from the College of ... Read more

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Decision to allow doctor to practise doesn't condone sex abuse

Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says that while the public may view as “reprehensible” the conduct of a Mississauga doctor who has been restricted to treating male patients ... Read more

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Rosen Sunshine LLP expands with new associate

The boutique health law firm Rosen Sunshine LLP is expanding with a new associate.   Erin Dobbelsteyn joined Rosen Sunshine LLP in July 2014.   "We knew ... Read more

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Appeal Board finds physicians must obtain consent for DNRs

The recent decision of an appeal board over end-of-life care underscores the requirement for physicians to obtain consent for do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, says Toronto health ... Read more

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Lawsuit may change health privacy law

Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst says a class-action lawsuit against Peterborough Regional Health Centre has the potential to change the face of health privacy law in ... Read more

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Privacy-breach lawsuit could have sweeping implications

The legal community is carefully watching to see the outcome of a privacy-breach lawsuit in Peterborough that could have widespread implications for all Ontario hospitals, Toronto ... Read more

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Rosen, Sunshine recognized in Best Lawyers

Toronto health lawyers Elyse Sunshine  and Lonny Rosen  have been included in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada.   Both lawyers are partners at ... Read more

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