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Expert panel on health-care procurement a move toward consolidation

It is prudent that Ontario is looking at further consolidating the procurement process of goods and services for health care through the Health-care Sector Supply Chain ... Read more

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Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd: a pioneer in health law in Ontario

A pioneer in her practice area, Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd founded the health law section of the Ontario Bar Association in 1987 after recognizing a changing legal landscape ... Read more

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Wrong for physicians to have business relationship with patients

The suspension of an Ontario doctor for soliciting more than $700,000 in loans from his patients underscores how wrong it is for physicians to enter into any sort of business ... Read more

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Kathy O'Brien: a passionate advocate for health-sector clients

Toronto health lawyer Kathy O’Brien is passionate about governance, as well as facilitating restructuring and integration within the health-care sector. “Anytime ... Read more

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Can a release apply to college complaints?

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine When individuals get into disputes, they have recourse to the court system. But when one of those individuals is a professional, then ... Read more

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Sara Levine: a leader in the law around privacy and information

Vancouver privacy and information lawyer  Sara Levine  likes to know how things work. She wants to know how society functions beneath the surface.  ... Read more

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Compliance with new harassment laws under the OHSA

By Maria McDonald On Sept. 8, 2016, significant amendments to the harassment provisions of the  Occupational Health and Safety Act  (OHSA) came into effect. See my ... Read more

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The essentials of a privacy breach management protocol

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Under  Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004  (PHIPA), all health care service providers are ... Read more

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Massive hospital privacy breach highlights self-reporting requirements

A “massive criminal scheme” that violated the privacy of thousands of patients in the Rouge Valley Health System serves as an important reminder to health ... Read more

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Important changes coming to Ontario's OHSA in September

Amendments to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) are coming into effect Sept. 8 and health-care organizations need to pay particular attention to how ... Read more

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Volunteers and protection under the Ontario Human Rights Code

By Maria McDonald Employers know employees are: 1. Protected from discrimination under the  Ontario Human Rights Code . As such, employers cannot refuse to ... Read more

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Business arrangements may attract college scrutiny

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine In our health law practice, we are often asked to provide advice with respect to whether the proposed business arrangements ... Read more

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Doctors must be sensitive to ‘growing’ trend

A recent study published in  The Journal of the American Medical Association   (JAMA) on women’s pubic hair grooming highlights a health issue that ... Read more

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Guidance for health professionals: how (not) to delegate

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine The focus of today’s blog post is the delegation of patient care by regulated health professionals. We thought this ... Read more

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Maria McDonald demystifies employment issues in health-care sector

DDO Health Law ’s senior human resources lawyer  Maria McDonald  helps demystify the latest developments in employment and labour law for health-care ... Read more

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Education and the need to protect patient privacy

The persistent problem of medical record snooping in Ontario highlights how a sense of propriety around patient records hasn’t sufficiently trickled down from ... Read more

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Bernstein judicial review highlights important legal issues

A little-known section of the  Medicine Act  that sets out rules for physician conduct will now be considered as one of Canada’s major players in the weight-loss ... Read more

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Seek support from colleagues to manage articling stress

Articling can be a stressful time, as students are in a new environment and often hoping to be hired back by the firm after their year is up — making it important for ... Read more

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Important to strike right balance in health information disclosure

Ontario’s privacy laws strike the right balance when it comes to protecting the rights of individuals and those of their families to know about the mental health struggles ... Read more

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Bill 119 promotes transparency and patient-centred process

Ontario’s newly passed Bill 119 is designed to provide more transparency to patients and their families, as well as promote information-sharing between health ... Read more

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