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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 of their loved ones, says Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst . 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 organizations about critical incidents, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson . Read more

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How colleges handle complaints from someone other than a patient

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Medical assistance in dying: an update

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Interim order to protect health records: PHIPA decision 23

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine 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 Read more

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CPSO revises policy on physicians treating friends and family

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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What constitutes reasonable searches for responsive records?

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine 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 to the next level. Read more

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First judicial authorization of physician-assisted death: Analysis

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine 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 other jurisdictions, says Toronto health lawyer  Mary Jane Dykeman . 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 Excellence in Health Law. Read more

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Privacy encompasses more than confidentiality

The case of a Peterborough nurse whose licence was suspended for four months after she was found guilty of professional misconduct for accessing nearly 300 patient records underscores the consequences of privacy breaches and that it is considered “snooping” when someone looks at records without authorization even if the information isn’t shared further, Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst  says.  Read more

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CPSO's comments highlight disciplinary panel independence

While it’s unusual the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) would express “disappointment” about a decision by its disciplinary committee, the regulator’s comments about the case of a physician who sexually abused patients and didn’t lose his licence highlight the independence of the disciplinary committee, Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says.  Read more

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Canadian Government Introduces Assisted Dying Law

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Medical aid in dying law narrows scope set by SCC

OTTAWA – The federal government has introduced a long-awaited and controversial new law spelling out the conditions in which seriously ill or dying Canadians may seek medical help to end their lives. Read the law here Read more

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Health sector privacy officer training offered this spring

Back by popular demand, Toronto health law firm  Dykeman Dewhirst O’Brien LLP  is offering three days of health sector privacy officer training, featuring 20 hours of intensive instruction from leading legal educators in the field. Read more

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Health licensing system is vigorous and strict

A  CBC  report suggesting Ontario regulators are failing to properly monitor an Ottawa chiropodist should not undermine the public’s confidence in our health licensing system, which is vigorous and strict, says Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine .  Read more

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Dykeman, Rosen to co-chair Osgoode healthcare privacy program

Toronto health lawyers  Mary Jane Dykeman  and Lonny Rosen will chair the upcoming 2016 Legal Guide to Privacy and Information Management in Healthcare program, run by Osgoode Professional Development. Read more

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Post-offence misconduct can impact disciplinary College penalty

The case of a Guelph psychiatrist who was stripped of his licence to practice after the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found that he had engaged in the sexual abuse of a patient, highlights how post-offence misconduct behaviour can influence how a regulatory body approaches a penalty for their actions, Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  tells  AdvocateDaily.com .   Read more

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