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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read more

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Physician-assisted death: A status report

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine Physician-assisted death (PAD) has occupied the headlines for much of the past several years, and that promises to be the case for 2016 as ... Read more

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CPSO amends policy on sharing information with the police

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Among the many actions taken at the September meeting of Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario ... Read more

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Quebec's assisted dying law enacted as legal questions remain

Quebec is at a crossroads on end-of-life legal issues, with its medical-aid-in-dying law (formerly Bill 52) now in force after many years of public consultation, says ... Read more

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Physicians must use caution when drafting patient fee letters

Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says it’s nothing new for doctors to charge annual fees to cover uninsured services but it’s important for doctors to ... Read more

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Dykeman to host health privacy webinar in Osgoode elder law series

On Jan. 14, Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman will present the first session in a seven-part webinar series on elder law, hosted by Osgoode Professional ... Read more

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Mental health law evolving for patients, lawyers

Although mental health has been sheltered from public discourse for many years, this area of law has been changing significantly, creating many opportunities for advocacy, Toronto ... Read more

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Update on CPSO’s sexual abuse initiative

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine At its meeting on September 10 & 11, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario ... Read more

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Health-care transparency must have reasoned approach

In the push for more health-care transparency, Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says there still needs to be a reasoned and practical approach about the ... Read more

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Nurses’ college makes more information publicly available

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine As of September 15, 2015, all nurses became subject to new disclosure requirements.  Nurses are now required to inform ... Read more

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Withholding treatment in end-of-life cases

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine The Supreme Court of Canada’s seminal decision in Cuthbertson v. Rasouli , 2013 SCC 53  made it clear that ... Read more

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Rosen to discuss health law at Advocates' Society Fall Conference

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  will be speaking at this year’s Advocates’ Society Fall Convention, set to take place in Mexico later this month. On ... Read more

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Dykeman to provide insight into key issues in long-term care homes

Toronto health lawyer  Mary Jane Dykeman will present a primer on key issues in long-term care homes at the upcoming 2015 Guide to Advising the Elderly Client program, ... Read more

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Significant decision in hospital privacy breach case

The Supreme Court of Canada will not grant leave to appeal in a landmark privacy breach case at an Ontario hospital, say Toronto health lawyers Mary Jane Dykeman  and ... Read more

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