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Doctor-patient relationship needed to prescribe meds

Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine  says Canadian doctors who are co-signing prescriptions for American patients they haven’t seen can be problematic and risky because of the absence of a direct doctor-patient relationship in these arrangements. Read more

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Rosen, Sunshine included in Best Lawyers guide

Toronto health lawyers Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine have been recognized in the 2016 Best Lawyers in Canada guide, for their experience in the area of health-care law. Read more

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E-cigs pose concerns for condo corporations

Loosely regulated electronic cigarettes pose concerns for both condominium board members and residents, write Toronto lawyers Armand Conant and Joel Berkovitz in Condo Voice magazine. Read more

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Declarations for OHIP coverage of out-of-country treatment

By Lonny Rosen Doctors are wise not to bow to pressure to provide patients with declarations to apply for Ontario Health Insurance Plan coverage for out-of-country treatment. Read more

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The rewards of starting a law firm: Sunshine

For Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine , leaving a large, successful firm in order to build her own has paid off enormously, giving her a thriving career and the flexibility to spend quality time with her family. Read more

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CPSO Council recommends changes to sex abuse laws

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Ontario government to strengthen health privacy laws

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Naturopaths now governed by Regulated Health Professions Act

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Ottawa launches consultation on assisted dying: Dykeman

OTTAWA – The Harper government is finally set to announce its long-promised public consultation process on the contentious issue of doctor-assisted dying. Read more

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Patient ombudsman: a sign of increased accountability

The Ontario government’s decision to create its first patient ombudsman position to handle complaints against hospitals and long-term care facilities is another indication of the increased demand for accountability and transparency in the health-care sector, says Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen .  Read more

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Who is permitted to use the title ‘psychotherapist’?

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Ontario changing how hospitals investigate critical incidents

The fact that the provincial government is changing a controversial law allowing Ontario hospitals to investigate medical errors in secrecy means that health care organizations should review the legislation to ensure they are using it properly in the interim, says Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine .  Read more

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Webinar to explain impact of Carter v. Canada on health care providers

Toronto health lawyer  Mary Jane Dykeman  will co-present an upcoming webinar on physician-assisted dying, a term used in the recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in  Carter v. Canada . The session is presented by a lawyer and an ethicist who have worked over many years on tough clinical issues, including end of life. Read more

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Physiotherapists’ College to make more information available

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Physicians must consult with family on end-of-life issues: college

A formal complaint about two doctors in a controversial end-of-life case that was considered three times by the province’s medical watchdog has ultimately resulted in the College of Physicians and Surgeons taking the position that it’s necessary for doctors to communicate with family members if they deem it’s necessary to change a patient’s status to “do not resuscitate,” says Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen . Read more

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Course to focus on legal risk management for nurses

Toronto health lawyers Mary Jane Dykeman and Elyse Sunshine are set to co-chair an upcoming program on legal risk management for nurses, hosted by Osgoode Professional Development. Read more

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Rosen to discuss consent to treatment, informing patients

Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen will discuss the issue of consent to treatment at an upcoming course on managing risk and legal liability in the field of nursing. Read more

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Ontario to strengthen health privacy legislation

Toronto health lawyer  Mary Jane Dykeman  says proposed amendments to the  Personal Health Information Protection Act   (PHIPA), if enacted, will deter those who break the rules and breach patient health information privacy.  Read more

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College of Pharmacists to make more information available

By  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Criminal charges laid in patient records privacy breach

Criminal charges have been laid after thousands of confidential records were allegedly stolen from two Toronto hospitals and used to market registered education savings plans to new mothers. Read more

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