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Superior Court direction on physician-assisted death applications

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Deal with in-firm disputes calmly before approaching executive

In law firms, sometimes personalities don’t gel — and as it takes a lot of courage for someone to admit they’re in a challenging situation with a colleague, it is essential for senior lawyers to take these issues seriously and provide strategies for dealing with the matter, Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

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Dewhirst to present at Osgoode Certificate in Health Law

Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst will share her expertise in information, privacy and risk management in health care as part of the faculty at this year’s Osgoode Certificate in Health Law, hosted by Osgoode Professional Development, she tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Privacy orders address deceased individuals’ records

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Decision in Ontario's first physician-assisted death case 'not surprising'

TORONTO – An elderly man who won court approval Thursday to have a doctor help him die – likely this weekend – pleaded with the government to change the law permanently to legalize doctor-assisted deaths. Read more

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Professionals should highlight seriousness of capacity assessment

Financial advisors and other professionals should be sure to tell their clients’ families that assessing a person’s capacity can carry significant consequences, Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  recently told attendees at the  OBA Institute 2016 , as reported by  Advisor.ca . Read more

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Rosen to discuss consent, capacity at Osgoode Certificate in Health Law

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  will share his expertise on consent and capacity issues as he joins the faculty at this year’s Osgoode Certificate in Health Law, hosted by Osgoode Professional Development. Read more

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Practice direction to guide man's request for assisted death

The case of a terminally ill Toronto man who has asked a judge for a physician-assisted death provides the first opportunity for Ontario courts to apply the Supreme Court of Canada decision in  Carter v. Canada , Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  tells  AdvocateDaily.com .  Read more

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The Huddle™: Unique on-demand health system videos launches

Th e Huddle™  – a one-of-a kind, on-demand video series that answers everyday questions about how to navigate the health-care system – has launched online. Its tagline,  Simplifying the Health System™ says it all. Financial Post Read more

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Assisted death cases highlight larger questions around the issue

It's not clear how many Canadians have applied to the courts for physician-assisted deaths, but some experts say the first case involving a terminally ill Alberta woman has set an example for others who are bound to follow. Read more

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Capacity issues in family law

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SCC ruling on physician-assisted dying prompting inquiries

The recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling on physician-assisted dying is raising questions about equal access to services across Canada and has prompted a number of “exploratory” inquiries, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells iPolitics . Read more

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Substitute decision-makers and the health care system

It’s a good idea to have a conversation about who will make health-care decisions on your behalf — and what those decisions should be — if you’re ever not able to decide for yourself, says Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman . Read more

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NB doctors may seek new liability coverage after CMPA ruling

New Brunswick doctors may be looking for a new liability insurer after a judge ruled the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) is not an insurer under provincial legislation, says Fredericton litigator Matthew Pearn . Read more

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Owning law firm means freedom, added responsibility

For women lawyers, one definitive way to avoid the glass ceiling is to become the boss yourself — and with that ownership comes the flexibility to have a family, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

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Nurse hearing decision strikes balance between privacy, openness

It’s not at all surprising that a nurse accused of invading patient’s privacy by “snooping” into their medical records has lost her bid for a closed disciplinary hearing, says Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine .  Read more Read more

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Webcast to focus on credentialing issues for hospital boards

Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst is set to share her expertise on the key issues and responsibilities facing hospital board members when it comes to professional staff credentialing, as part of an upcoming Governance Centre of Excellence  webcast. Read more

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Privacy commissioner gives direction on medical record disclosure

Ontario’s privacy commissioner has clarified that health-information custodians – such as hospitals and family health teams – have a duty to consider requests from individuals who want the health records of a deceased relative disclosed to them, says Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst . “This is about health-information custodians' discretion to disclose records to someone who isn’t entitled to 'access' the records,” she tells ... Read more

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Rosen to speak at OBA Institute family, health law programs

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  is set to share his expertise on the new requirements for transparency in health care regulation as well as capacity issues at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association Institute 2016. Read more

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The Power of Attorney Project and the issue of capacity

Toronto health lawyers  Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen  participated in the  Power of Attorney Project  with a podcast on  capacity law  to highlight some of the complexities associated with the issue and real-life challenges that families face. Read more

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