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Mental capacity key to treatment decisions

A recent court ruling that allowed a hospital to force feed a woman with anorexia highlights the necessity of having a clear mental state when making personal health-care ... Read more

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Recruiting non-licensed MDs to non-medical positions

By Kate Dewhirst Not everyone who trains as a physician practices medicine or continues to practice medicine. Some choose to work in a hospital environment but not as a ... Read more

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Privacy and security stakes high in cannabis arena

The clock is ticking for licensed producers of cannabis to get their privacy and security measures in order ahead of the drug’s legalization for recreational use, Toronto ... Read more

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Surplus of foreign residents shortchanging Canadian medical trainees

Canadian medical students are being shortchanged in terms of training opportunities by an influx of foreign residents, Toronto health lawyer  Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd ... Read more

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Educating your procurement team

By Michael Gleeson One good way to help your organization avoid claims related to a procurement process is to provide some simple training to your staff members who will ... Read more

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Dewhirst: building resilience for lawyers

Lawyers often feel pressure to be superhuman. It’s why their stress levels are through the roof, and why they need a new superpower — resilience, says Toronto health ... Read more

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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 ... 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. I spent five days in hospital recently for a surgical procedure. I’m sore ... 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 ... 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. A former hospital employee (registered health ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read more

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Further clarity on meaning of controlled act of psychotherapy

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine The controlled act of psychotherapy was proclaimed in force on Dec. 31, 2017. As we discussed in a  blog post  earlier this ... Read more

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

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen All physicians, especially family physicians, should be aware that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (the ... 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 ... Read more

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