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How colleges handle complaints from someone other than a patient

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Anyone can file a complaint about a regulated health professional’s conduct, be it a patient, a patient’s ... Read more

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Medical assistance in dying: an update

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine As of June 6, 2016, medical assistance in dying (MAID) is permitted in Canada. This date marked the passing of a deadline ... Read more

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Interim order to protect health records: PHIPA decision 23

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine On January 14, 2016, the IPC issued an interim order under PHIPA directing the landlord of a premise containing abandoned ... Read more

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Medical assistance in dying is now legal in Canada – what’s next?

by Mary Jane Dykeman and Nareh Ghalustians This is a historic time in Canada, given that medical assistance in dying is now legal. The proposed federal Bill C-14 ... Read more

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CPSO revises policy on physicians treating friends and family

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine The  College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario  (CPSO) recently reviewed and updated its  policy on ... Read more

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What constitutes reasonable searches for responsive records?

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine This decision involved a request under PHIPA made by a woman for hospital records relating to her son, who was killed in a ... Read more

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Advocates' Society 'Hitting Your Stride' program to target mid-career litigators

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  will co-chair an upcoming program hosted by The Advocates’ Society, aimed at helping mid-career advocates take their practices ... Read more

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First judicial authorization of physician-assisted death: Analysis

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine A Calgary woman  recently ended her life  with the help of two physicians, after being the first person in Canada ... Read more

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Ontario passes amendments to protect patient privacy, improve transparency

Reforms to health privacy legislation that passed third reading in the Ontario legislature this week to enhance patient privacy, bring ing the province into line with several ... Read more

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Lonny Rosen named as recipient of OBA health law award

The  Ontario Bar Association  has announced that Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  is the first recipient of the OBA Susan Hilary Davidson Memorial Award for ... Read more

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Privacy encompasses more than confidentiality

The case of a Peterborough nurse whose licence was suspended for four months after she was found guilty of professional misconduct for accessing nearly 300 patient records ... Read more

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CPSO's comments highlight disciplinary panel independence

While it’s unusual the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) would express “disappointment” about a decision by its disciplinary committee, the ... Read more

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Canadian Government Introduces Assisted Dying Law

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine April 14, 2016 marks a historic day as the Canadian government tabled long-awaited legislation in the House of Commons regarding a deeply ... Read more

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Medical aid in dying law narrows scope set by SCC

OTTAWA – The federal government has introduced a long-awaited and controversial new law spelling out the conditions in which seriously ill or dying Canadians may seek ... Read more

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Health sector privacy officer training offered this spring

Back by popular demand, Toronto health law firm  Dykeman Dewhirst O’Brien LLP  is offering three days of health sector privacy officer training, featuring 20 hours ... Read more

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Health licensing system is vigorous and strict

A  CBC  report suggesting Ontario regulators are failing to properly monitor an Ottawa chiropodist should not undermine the public’s confidence in our health ... Read more

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Dykeman, Rosen to co-chair Osgoode healthcare privacy program

Toronto health lawyers  Mary Jane Dykeman  and Lonny Rosen will chair the upcoming 2016 Legal Guide to Privacy and Information Management in Healthcare program, run by ... Read more

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Post-offence misconduct can impact disciplinary College penalty

The case of a Guelph psychiatrist who was stripped of his licence to practice after the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found that he had engaged in the sexual abuse ... Read more

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Superior Court direction on physician-assisted death applications

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine As we  previously reported  on our blog, on January 15, 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted an ... Read more

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Deal with in-firm disputes calmly before approaching executive

In law firms, sometimes personalities don’t gel — and as it takes a lot of courage for someone to admit they’re in a challenging situation with a colleague, ... Read more

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