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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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E-cigs pose concerns for condo corporations

Loosely regulated electronic cigarettes pose concerns for both condominium board members and residents, write Toronto lawyers Armand Conant and Joel Berkovitz in ... Read more

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Declarations for OHIP coverage of out-of-country treatment

By Lonny Rosen Doctors are wise not to bow to pressure to provide patients with declarations to apply for Ontario Health Insurance Plan coverage for ... Read more

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The rewards of starting a law firm: Sunshine

For Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine , leaving a large, successful firm in order to build her own has paid off enormously, giving her a thriving career and the flexibility to ... Read more

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CPSO Council recommends changes to sex abuse laws

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine The  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario  (“CPSO”) is taking steps to provide greater ... Read more

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Ontario government to strengthen health privacy laws

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine In the wake of a number of high-profile privacy breaches that flooded the media over the past year, Ontario’s Ministry of Health and ... Read more

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Naturopaths now governed by Regulated Health Professions Act

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine The  Naturopathy Act, 2007  (the “Act”) came into force on July 1, 2015, establishing naturopathy as ... Read more

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Ottawa launches consultation on assisted dying: Dykeman

OTTAWA – The Harper government is finally set to announce its long-promised public consultation process on the contentious issue of doctor-assisted dying. As part of ... Read more

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Patient ombudsman: a sign of increased accountability

The Ontario government’s decision to create its first patient ombudsman position to handle complaints against hospitals and long-term care facilities is another indication ... Read more

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Who is permitted to use the title ‘psychotherapist’?

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine As we reported in a  recent blog post , the  Psychotherapy Act, 2007  (the “Act”) was proclaimed ... Read more

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Ontario changing how hospitals investigate critical incidents

The fact that the provincial government is changing a controversial law allowing Ontario hospitals to investigate medical errors in secrecy means that health care organizations ... Read more

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Webinar to explain impact of Carter v. Canada on health care providers

Toronto health lawyer  Mary Jane Dykeman  will co-present an upcoming webinar on physician-assisted dying, a term used in the recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ... Read more

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Physiotherapists’ College to make more information available

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine In a recent series of  blog posts , we have been providing updates on the steps taken by various colleges to make more information ... Read more

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