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Privacy Commissioner can review exercises of discretion

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Earlier this year, in  PHIPA Decision 25 , the  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario  (IPC) denied the ... Read more

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Kate Dewhirst launches Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst has launched a new firm, Kate Dewhirst Health Law . She will continue with the health law work she has pursued for the last 17 years ... Read more

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Vital for health professionals to minimize staff regulatory risk

Unlike in other sectors, health professionals can face regulatory action for the wrongful conduct of their employees — making it crucial that they put policies and ... Read more

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Expert evidence needed when moving to dismiss malpractice claim

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Unfortunately for health professionals in all disciplines and practice settings, a malpractice action can be commenced any time ... Read more

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Nurse charged with murders raises regulatory issues

Horrific allegations that a former Ontario nurse murdered eight long-term-care residents over a seven-year period raises issues relating to the regulation of health-care ... Read more

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Tremayne-Lloyd calls for change in law affecting transgender patients

Toronto health lawyer Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd is calling for a change   to   the Regulated Health Professions Act  (RHPA) that will prevent the College of ... Read more

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Updates to CPSO physician behaviour policy

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Following public consultation, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (the College) updated its policy on  ... Read more

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McCain annulment case points to health law issue

A court’s decision relating to the admissibility of a psychiatrist's report in a high-profile annulment case in Ontario has underscored that complaints or discipline ... Read more

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Hospitals and other BPS employers have to create frameworks

By Maria McDonald BACKGROUND Hospital executive salaries have been frozen since Part 11.1 of the  Broader Public Sector Accountability Act (BPSAA) was introduced ... Read more

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Rosen: investigation and discovery in tribunal proceedings

When representing professionals in a disciplinary matter, counsel should begin their assessment of the case by reviewing the Notice of Hearing and breaking down the elements of ... Read more

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Expert panel on health-care procurement a move toward consolidation

It is prudent that Ontario is looking at further consolidating the procurement process of goods and services for health care through the Health-care Sector Supply Chain ... Read more

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Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd: a pioneer in health law in Ontario

A pioneer in her practice area, Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd founded the health law section of the Ontario Bar Association in 1987 after recognizing a changing legal landscape ... Read more

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Wrong for physicians to have business relationship with patients

The suspension of an Ontario doctor for soliciting more than $700,000 in loans from his patients underscores how wrong it is for physicians to enter into any sort of business ... Read more

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Can a release apply to college complaints?

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine When individuals get into disputes, they have recourse to the court system. But when one of those individuals is a professional, then ... Read more

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Sara Levine: a leader in the law around privacy and information

Vancouver privacy and information lawyer  Sara Levine  likes to know how things work. She wants to know how society functions beneath the surface.  ... Read more

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Compliance with new harassment laws under the OHSA

By Maria McDonald On Sept. 8, 2016, significant amendments to the harassment provisions of the  Occupational Health and Safety Act  (OHSA) came into effect. See my ... Read more

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The essentials of a privacy breach management protocol

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Under  Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004  (PHIPA), all health care service providers are ... Read more

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Massive hospital privacy breach highlights self-reporting requirements

A “massive criminal scheme” that violated the privacy of thousands of patients in the Rouge Valley Health System serves as an important reminder to health ... Read more

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Important changes coming to Ontario's OHSA in September

Amendments to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) are coming into effect Sept. 8 and health-care organizations need to pay particular attention to how ... Read more

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Volunteers and protection under the Ontario Human Rights Code

By Maria McDonald Employers know employees are: 1. Protected from discrimination under the  Ontario Human Rights Code . As such, employers cannot refuse to ... Read more

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