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Quebec's assisted dying law enacted as legal questions remain

Quebec is at a crossroads on end-of-life legal issues, with its medical-aid-in-dying law (formerly Bill 52) now in force after many years of public consultation, says ... Read more

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Physicians must use caution when drafting patient fee letters

Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says it’s nothing new for doctors to charge annual fees to cover uninsured services but it’s important for doctors to ... Read more

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Dykeman to host health privacy webinar in Osgoode elder law series

On Jan. 14, Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman will present the first session in a seven-part webinar series on elder law, hosted by Osgoode Professional ... Read more

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Mental health law evolving for patients, lawyers

Although mental health has been sheltered from public discourse for many years, this area of law has been changing significantly, creating many opportunities for advocacy, Toronto ... Read more

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Update on CPSO’s sexual abuse initiative

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine At its meeting on September 10 & 11, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario ... Read more

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Health-care transparency must have reasoned approach

In the push for more health-care transparency, Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says there still needs to be a reasoned and practical approach about the ... Read more

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Nurses’ college makes more information publicly available

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine As of September 15, 2015, all nurses became subject to new disclosure requirements.  Nurses are now required to inform ... Read more

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Withholding treatment in end-of-life cases

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine The Supreme Court of Canada’s seminal decision in Cuthbertson v. Rasouli , 2013 SCC 53  made it clear that ... Read more

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Rosen to discuss health law at Advocates' Society Fall Conference

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  will be speaking at this year’s Advocates’ Society Fall Convention, set to take place in Mexico later this month. On ... Read more

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Dykeman to provide insight into key issues in long-term care homes

Toronto health lawyer  Mary Jane Dykeman will present a primer on key issues in long-term care homes at the upcoming 2015 Guide to Advising the Elderly Client program, ... Read more

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Significant decision in hospital privacy breach case

The Supreme Court of Canada will not grant leave to appeal in a landmark privacy breach case at an Ontario hospital, say Toronto health lawyers Mary Jane Dykeman  and ... Read more

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Three-day program to focus on health-sector privacy officer training

Toronto health law firm  Dykeman Dewhirst O’Brien LLP  (DDO Health Law) is offering three days of health sector privacy officer training this fall, featuring ... Read more

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Required reporting, doubling fines may stem privacy breaches

The progression from paper files to shared electronic records is a likely reason why Ontario’s provincial government is aiming to put more teeth into legislation ... Read more

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Social media presence builds reputation as a reliable source

When it comes to social media, Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen says the platforms can be used to share interesting content and present facts about his practice area.  ... Read more

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Arbitrator's decision on vaccine, mask policy key for hospitals

A new decision from an arbitrator — who says a “vaccine or mask” policy for nurses is unreasonable and therefore contrary to the Ontario Nurses’ ... Read more

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Significant amendments to Ontario’s health privacy legislation announced

It’s a significant step forward that Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced today amendments to its health privacy legislation, under the Health ... Read more

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CPSO’s new Marijuana for Medical Purposes policy

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (“CPSO”) has approved a new policy,  Marijuana for Medical Purposes ... Read more

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New series to focus on employment law issues for health care organizations

Toronto health law firm Dykeman Dewhirst O’Brien LLP will be hosting a new monthly call-in program dedicated to employment law issues for health care organizations, led by ... Read more

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Doctor-patient relationship needed to prescribe meds

Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says Canadian doctors who are co-signing prescriptions for American patients they haven’t seen can ... Read more

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Rosen, Sunshine included in Best Lawyers guide

Toronto health lawyers Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine have been recognized in the 2016 Best Lawyers in Canada guide, for their experience in the area of health-care law. ... Read more

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