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Privacy update – changes in managing privacy in health care

Privacy is such a dynamic area of law and health care that organizations need to pay attention to it constantly, says Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst . “It ... Read more

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Concepts health leaders need to know when interacting with police

By Kate Dewhirst I am often asked by health leaders what to do when police arrive and need information about patients. Police officers and police departments are important ... Read more

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Oral caution unreasonable for retired nurse

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen In  a recent review , the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) found that the decision of the Inquiries, ... Read more

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Charities grapple with data breach reporting rules, best practices

New mandatory data breach disclosure rules are causing apprehension for charities and other not-for-profit organizations struggling  to determine how they fit into ... Read more

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Legal pot should spark healthy dialogue among care providers

Although recreational marijuana is now legal, hospital staff should not ask patients if they are users unless it’s relevant to their treatment, Toronto health lawyer Elyse ... Read more

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Lessons for Ontario health providers in Alberta privacy breach report

An Alberta privacy commissioner report has lessons for health information custodians (HICs) in Ontario, Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Always scroll down: Dewhirst

By Kate Dewhirst The forward email function should be used very carefully. Here’s why … As a lawyer, I get forwarded a lot of emails by my clients. In ... Read more

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New snooping case for health privacy

By Kate Dewhirst Decision 74  recently released by the Information and Privacy Commissioner is another snooping case. My summary of all the IPC decisions is ... Read more

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Corporate policies no defence to disciplinary proceedings

Health professionals can’t use their employers to shield themselves from regulatory action, Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Boards should brainstorm, consult when faced with reduced funding

When it’s time for health boards to make tough financial decisions, it’s crucial to consult broadly and be as creative as possible, Toronto health lawyer Kathy ... Read more

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Beware the scope of the CFTA

By Michael Gleeson If your organization is a broader public sector organization that is subject to the procurement requirements of the Broader Public Sector Procurement ... Read more

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Dialogue RFPs can provide for more innovative solutions

As procurements become increasingly more complex, organizations may want to consider dialogue request for proposals (RFPs) rather than the more traditional procurement process, ... Read more

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Want to know what a ransomware attack sounds like in healthcare?

By Kate Dewhirst According to a  CBC report  published recently, a home medical services company was recently hacked and tens of thousands of health records for ... Read more

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How many hats does your health organization wear?

When Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst  advises organizations on how to protect themselves from legal risks, she often finds herself talking about hats — and ... Read more

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Health professionals: be alive to issues arising from patient cannabis use

Health professionals must prepare for a spike in cannabis use among patients following the drug’s legalization later this year, Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen ... Read more

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Mental capacity key to treatment decisions

A recent court ruling that allowed a hospital to force feed a woman with anorexia highlights the necessity of having a clear mental state when making personal health-care ... Read more

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Recruiting non-licensed MDs to non-medical positions

By Kate Dewhirst Not everyone who trains as a physician practices medicine or continues to practice medicine. Some choose to work in a hospital environment but not as a ... Read more

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Privacy and security stakes high in cannabis arena

The clock is ticking for licensed producers of cannabis to get their privacy and security measures in order ahead of the drug’s legalization for recreational use, Toronto ... Read more

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Surplus of foreign residents shortchanging Canadian medical trainees

Canadian medical students are being shortchanged in terms of training opportunities by an influx of foreign residents, Toronto health lawyer  Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd ... Read more

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Educating your procurement team

By Michael Gleeson One good way to help your organization avoid claims related to a procurement process is to provide some simple training to your staff members who will ... Read more

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