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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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Business arrangements may attract college scrutiny

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine In our health law practice, we are often asked to provide advice with respect to whether the proposed business arrangements ... Read more

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Doctors must be sensitive to ‘growing’ trend

A recent study published in  The Journal of the American Medical Association   (JAMA) on women’s pubic hair grooming highlights a health issue that ... Read more

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Guidance for health professionals: how (not) to delegate

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine The focus of today’s blog post is the delegation of patient care by regulated health professionals. We thought this ... Read more

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Maria McDonald demystifies employment issues in health-care sector

DDO Health Law ’s senior human resources lawyer  Maria McDonald  helps demystify the latest developments in employment and labour law for health-care ... Read more

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Education and the need to protect patient privacy

The persistent problem of medical record snooping in Ontario highlights how a sense of propriety around patient records hasn’t sufficiently trickled down from ... Read more

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Bernstein judicial review highlights important legal issues

A little-known section of the  Medicine Act  that sets out rules for physician conduct will now be considered as one of Canada’s major players in the weight-loss ... Read more

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Seek support from colleagues to manage articling stress

Articling can be a stressful time, as students are in a new environment and often hoping to be hired back by the firm after their year is up — making it important for ... Read more

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Important to strike right balance in health information disclosure

Ontario’s privacy laws strike the right balance when it comes to protecting the rights of individuals and those of their families to know about the mental health struggles ... Read more

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Bill 119 promotes transparency and patient-centred process

Ontario’s newly passed Bill 119 is designed to provide more transparency to patients and their families, as well as promote information-sharing between health ... Read more

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How colleges handle complaints from someone other than a patient

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Anyone can file a complaint about a regulated health professional’s conduct, be it a patient, a patient’s ... Read more

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Medical assistance in dying: an update

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine As of June 6, 2016, medical assistance in dying (MAID) is permitted in Canada. This date marked the passing of a deadline ... Read more

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Interim order to protect health records: PHIPA decision 23

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine On January 14, 2016, the IPC issued an interim order under PHIPA directing the landlord of a premise containing abandoned ... Read more

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Medical assistance in dying is now legal in Canada – what’s next?

by Mary Jane Dykeman and Nareh Ghalustians This is a historic time in Canada, given that medical assistance in dying is now legal. The proposed federal Bill C-14 ... Read more

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CPSO revises policy on physicians treating friends and family

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine The  College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario  (CPSO) recently reviewed and updated its  policy on ... Read more

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What constitutes reasonable searches for responsive records?

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine This decision involved a request under PHIPA made by a woman for hospital records relating to her son, who was killed in a ... Read more

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Advocates' Society 'Hitting Your Stride' program to target mid-career litigators

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  will co-chair an upcoming program hosted by The Advocates’ Society, aimed at helping mid-career advocates take their practices ... Read more

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First judicial authorization of physician-assisted death: Analysis

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine A Calgary woman  recently ended her life  with the help of two physicians, after being the first person in Canada ... Read more

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Ontario passes amendments to protect patient privacy, improve transparency

Reforms to health privacy legislation that passed third reading in the Ontario legislature this week to enhance patient privacy, bring ing the province into line with several ... Read more

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Lonny Rosen named as recipient of OBA health law award

The  Ontario Bar Association  has announced that Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  is the first recipient of the OBA Susan Hilary Davidson Memorial Award for ... Read more

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