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Complainants must be named for case to proceed: Tremayne-Lloyd

Physicians who have launched a gender discrimination complaint against a Toronto-area emergency department chief must be willing to be identified if legal action is to take ... Read more

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Health professional misconduct hearings: How to dim the media spotlight

Health professionals charged with misconduct by their College should adopt a careful, strategic approach when dealing with the media, says Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine . ... Read more

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Democratizing health information

By Kate Dewhirst That sounds lofty, doesn’t it? There is an important movement afoot in health care where recipients of health care services get better, faster, and ... Read more

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It's vital to show complaints panel a path to correct decision: Rosen

Health professionals subjected to a College investigation can go a long way towards avoiding serious consequences for minor complaints if they answer the complaint appropriately, ... Read more

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Gaining confidence as a lawyer a three-step cycle: Dewhirst

One of the most valuable attributes a lawyer can have is confidence — but most do not know how to build or protect it, Toronto health lawyer and coach Kate ... Read more

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Regulatory bodies’ role in policing professional designations

When medical practitioners tout false or misleading information about their professional designations, it puts the public at risk, Burlington health lawyer  Cathi ... Read more

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Court awards damages to physician dismissed from hospital

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that a physician who was terminated without cause is entitled to damages despite any difficulties he may have had in the workplace, Toronto ... Read more

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Ignore complaints to college at your own peril: Sunshine

Health professionals need to pay close attention to complaints lodged against them with their college because the consequences can be dire, says Toronto health lawyer Elyse ... Read more

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Shared-services boards rife with conflict of interest potential: O'Brien

Hospitals need to guard against conflicts of interest that can arise among the directors they nominate to sit on boards of shared-services organizations, Toronto health lawyer ... Read more

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SSOs create buying power for hospitals, fairness for vendors

The use of shared-service organizations (SSO) for the procurement of goods and services in the health sector can provide better value for money and a more transparent process, ... Read more

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What should a dentist do if an instrument breaks during treatment?

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine In  a recent decision , the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) affirmed the obligations of a dentist ... Read more

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Advice for health-care institutions on how to manage patient complaints

When patients complain, health-care facilities must avoid three common mistakes in how they respond, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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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, Complaints ... 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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