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Reasonable for psychiatrist to decline patient’s request

By Elyse Sunshine and Lonny Rosen A patient complained about the conduct of a psychiatrist, stating that the psychiatrist wrote false information in the ... Read more

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Appeal court: doctors have to give referrals for services they oppose

TORONTO — Ontario’s highest court ruled Wednesday that doctors in the province must give referrals for medical services that clash with their religious beliefs, ... Read more

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What is a ‘bad faith’ request for access to health records?

By Kate Dewhirst In a new health privacy decision of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, we find out what needs to be proven to show a patient is making a ... Read more

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Dentists have discretion to implement cancellation, late arrival policies

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine A patient complained about the conduct of his dentist, stating that the dentist’s cancellation policy and possible refusal ... Read more

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What happens if you lose a patient record?

By Kate Dewhirst The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has issued a new health privacy  Decision 86 . A woman contacted a hospital to have access to her ... Read more

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New rules should spark procurement practice review: Gleeson

Ontario hospitals and other broader public service organizations should review their procurement practices to make sure they comply with significant new rules announced by the ... Read more

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What is a review at the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board?

By Elyse Sunshine and Lonny Rosen The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) is an independent adjudicative agency that, on request, reviews ... Read more

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Ruling brings clarity to sharing health-care providers' names

The default position of health-care organizations should be to share service providers’ full names to patients on request, Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst ... Read more

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Corrente to speak at forum on campus sexual violence

Toronto employment and health lawyer Lisa Corrente will share her insights on investigating complaints of sexual violence at an upcoming Osgoode Professional Development forum. ... Read more

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Use proper channels when patient information requested: Rosen

Health-care providers should take care when sharing a patient’s medical information with law enforcement, Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen tells  ... Read more

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Six vital steps for health-care professionals facing complaints

Health-care professionals should consult legal counsel after a complaint has been filed against them, and deal with the matter expediently and with integrity, says Toronto health ... Read more

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Children have a right to decide own medical treatment

There is no age of majority when it comes to health-care decisions in Ontario and most of Canada, Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Discipline committees can appoint counsel to assist in certain cases

Self-represented parties are a fact of life for most regulatory tribunals, but there are circumstances where legal counsel can be appointed to assist, to the benefit of everyone ... Read more

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Corrente to co-moderate CBA panel on ageism in health care

Toronto health lawyer Lisa Corrente will co-moderate a panel on age discrimination in health-care settings at the upcoming Canadian Bar Association National Health Law Summit. ... Read more

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Lawyer friends — it’s time to get out of your comfort zone

By Kate Dewhirst I went to the  Funnel Hacking Live  event in Nashville, TN recently. It’s a marketing event sponsored by Click Funnels. I follow ... Read more

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Shekter finds her calling advocating for medical professionals

Toronto health lawyer  Brooke Shekter's  recent call to the bar has given her a deeper connection with her clients. Shekter, associate with  TTL Health Law ... Read more

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Agreeing to an undertaking was not enough to avoid a caution

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine A patient of a family physician had concerns about the medical care he received, specifically, that his doctor: prescribed ... Read more

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Privacy commissioner sets context for abandoned health records

New guidelines from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) demonstrates how health-care providers can unintentionally abandon medical records, Toronto health ... Read more

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Be very careful when speaking with the media about patients

By Kate Dewhirst We know this intuitively – but it bears repeating. Health care organizations should be very careful when speaking with the media about specific patient ... Read more

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Health privacy update: complainant does not get two kicks at the can

By Kate Dewhirst In  decision 80  of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, the wife of a deceased patient was concerned that a hospital doctor ... Read more

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