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Aging Boomers, dementia, and sexuality a potent mix: Dykeman

As the Baby Boomer cohort slides into their golden years there are myriad legal issues that arise, including dealing with dementia and sexual behaviour says Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman . Read more

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Four lessons I learned as an undercover patient

By Kate Dewhirst Ok. I wasn’t really undercover. But I was a patient. Read more

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Dabbling in narcotics prescribing, treating family member dangerous for physicians

A family doctor’s four-month suspension shows the danger of dabbling in narcotics prescribing and treating family members, Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Procurement team education boosts compliance, lowers risk in healthcare sector

A little bit of education can go a long way for procurement teams in the healthcare sector, Toronto health lawyer  Michael Gleeson tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Doctors need consent to treat you, share medical info: Levine

When it comes to health care, patients should know there are two distinctly different types of consent, says Vancouver privacy and health law lawyer  Sara Levine . Read more

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What happens if departing employees have health records at home?

By Kate Dewhirst Decision 69  of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario was recently released. Read more

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Organizations have a duty to keep personal health information secure

Encryption is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to securing the personal health information of patients, Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman tells CBC News . Read more

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Expert guidance helps keep public procurements on track

It is important for public organizations to rely on experts who understand the legal implications of third parties procuring goods and services to make sure the agreements comply with the spider web of relevant legislation and trade agreements, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson . Read more

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Triage your work issues like client cases: Dewhirst

While lawyers are trained to advocate for their clients, they often fail to do it for themselves, says Toronto legal coach and health care lawyer  Kate Dewhirst . Read more

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Conducting supplier debriefings — is your organization consistent?

By Michael Gleeson The Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive entitles unsuccessful proponents participating in a procurement valued at $100,000 or more to a supplier debriefing. A debriefing is an opportunity for a proponent to: Read more

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Time to let those who can pay for health care: Tremayne-Lloyd

A new report on the high cost to Canadians of queuing for health care underscores the need for public-private partnerships to take pressure off the system, says Toronto health lawyer Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd . Read more

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Further clarity on meaning of controlled act of psychotherapy

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Risk-management policies a must for hospital foundations, charities

Hospital foundations and charitable boards should develop risk-management policies that prepare them for unseen crises both internally and outside their organizations, Toronto health lawyer  Kathy O’Brien  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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New continuity of care ‘suite’ of policies open for consultation

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen Read more

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Defining death won't stop disputes over ventilation removal

A legislated definition of death would do little to prevent court challenges from family members who believe their loved ones are still alive after they've been declared neurologically dead by physicians, Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Compliance necessary with new Canada Free Trade Agreement

With the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) in force for one year as of July 1, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson says it’s an apt time for public-sector health organizations to ensure they are in compliance with its requirements around procurement. Read more

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Physician privileges case shows limited jurisdiction of HRTO

A case involving a physician illustrates the limited jurisdiction of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) over unfair — but not discriminatory — interference with hospital privileges, Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Decision doesn't address nurse's freedom of expression rights

A recent court decision is concerning because of the way it chose not to interfere with a discipline committee’s sanction of a nurse who expressed criticisms on Facebook about her dying grandfather’s care in a Saskatchewan facility, Toronto health lawyer Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Health sector keeping close eye on nurse inquiry

ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A nurse who killed elderly patients in her care was disciplined several times over poor job performance but no one thought she was seriously harming people at the long-term care home where she worked, a former supervisor testified Monday at the public inquiry examining Elizabeth Wettlaufer's actions. Read more

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Dykeman to address ORCA spring roadshow event

Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman is speaking at the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) spring roadshow where this year’s conference topic is managing conflict and mitigating risk. Read more

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