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Dentist's case highlights reality that CAS report may trigger complaint

Media coverage of a mother who complained after her child’s dentist reported her to a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) for possible “oral neglect” highlights a potential risk of complying with a health professional’s mandatory duties in cases where they learn there is a child in need of protection, Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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The importance of knowing how to interact with the media

No matter the level of public interest in your case, it’s critical to know how to deal with the media and to protect your client's image, Toronto health lawyer Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd tells Law Times . Read more

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Wettlaufer complaints, ability to keep working ‘key’ part of inquiry: Sunshine

ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A nurse who killed elderly patients in her care was the subject of multiple complaints but was given a positive reference letter and went on working until she confessed her crimes, documents filed at a public inquiry examining her actions show. Read more

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Training is your best weapon to guard against fraud

By Kate Dewhirst Recently, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released two new health privacy decisions. Read more

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Paper health records can cause serious privacy issues: report

By Kate Dewhirst A  new Canadian study  published in the American Medical Association journal  JAMA  found that hospitals have a serious issue when it comes to throwing away paper copies of health records. Read more

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How to run a smooth AGM

Small governance changes can translate into big improvements when it comes to the running of annual general meetings, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Dismissed charges not evidence of misconduct for health professionals

Health professionals with charges before the courts need the assistance of a criminal lawyer, but they should also access the legal services of counsel who handle regulatory matters to deal with disciplinary or other proceedings arising from such allegations, Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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Five traps you should avoid when a patient complains

By Kate Dewhirst Every health care organization receives complaints. A complaint is any negative feedback received from a patient or family member of a patient about your services. Read more

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New rules for directors good for charities: O'Brien

Changes to the law around charities will mean that the organizations will have more freedom to access the resources of their directors, Toronto health lawyer Kathy O’Brien tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Rigid adherence to clinic procedures results in College complaint

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   Read more

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Insurance company requests: Clinicians' FAQs answered

With almost two decades of experience advising clinicians, Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst has answered just about any question you can think of when it comes to sharing patient information with insurance companies. Read more

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IPC issued new guidelines for disposing of electronic information

By Kate Dewhirst The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released new guidelines recently for  disposing of electronic media . Read more

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Tips for clinicians dealing with insurance company requests

Clinicians must take care when answering requests for patient information from insurance companies, Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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CPSO publishes new draft policy on closing a medical practice

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen Read more

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Review of discipline decision not available where right of appeal exists

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   Read more

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New funding good news for health organizations: Gleeson

TORONTO — For the third straight day, Ontario's Liberal government, which is facing an election in about two months, pledged to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on health care, promising Thursday to tackle overcrowding and long waits in the province's hospitals. Read more

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Access, quality of information key for non-profit boards

Boards of non-profit and charitable organizations would best be served if they established online portals for members to access key information when needed, as well as separated the roles of CEO and secretary, Toronto health lawyer Kathy O’Brien tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Tracking privacy breaches in 2018 – tools and tips

By Kate Dewhirst I’ve delivered five team privacy training sessions for health care groups this month all over the province. One thing that has everyone talking is the new requirement to track privacy breaches and report the statistics to the  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario   in 2019. Read more

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Medical affairs leaders play a vital role

Medical affairs leaders make up an important element of the health-care system that the public hears little about, says Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst . “When we look at hospital leadership and management, we often think of the president and CEO, chief of staff or the chiefs of department,” she tells  AdvocateDaily.com . “Medical affairs managers are often overlooked. They do so much work behind the scenes to liaise with professional staff ... Read more

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Courts wary of ‘ghostwritten’ expert reports

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen Read more

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