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Managing volatile situations in health care

By Kate Dewhirst Health care organizations of all shapes and sizes deal with volatile situations involving patients (or clients or residents) and family members or caregivers. Read more

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Guidelines for patients recording doctor visits

Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine tells CTV News that it’s prudent for doctors to establish a clear policy around patients who want to record their medical visits. Read more

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Remedial agreement appropriate where concerns are acknowledged

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   Read more

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Four new health privacy decisions of the IPC released

By Kate Dewhirst On Friday, Jan. 12, the  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario  released four new decisions. Read more

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Complaints process not forum to seek action for failure to pay judgment

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen Read more

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Sexual abuse case a cautionary tale for physicians

An unusual disciplinary case against a physician shows how broadly medical regulators interpret doctor-patient relationships, Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  tells  AdvocateDaily.com .   Read more

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Bill 87: changes around complaints against health professionals

Physicians and other health professionals need to be aware that the rules have changed around complaints and other regulator inquiries into their clinical practice, says Toronto health lawyer Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd . Read more

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The importance of training for health boards

Training helps health boards avoid common misconceptions around dispute resolution and how to deal with conflicts of interest, says Toronto health lawyer Kathy O’Brien . Read more

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Dewhirst designs assessment tool for lawyers to reach their goals

Too many lawyers are dissatisfied with their careers, and need help changing direction and gaining control over their lives, says Toronto health lawyer and coach  Kate Dewhirst . Read more

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Physicians’ obligations when transferring a patient’s care

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   Read more

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The importance of the carefully drafted RFP

Planning and careful consideration for the goods and services that are required for Ontario hospitals and other health institutions help ensure a smooth procurement process so the request for proposal (RFP) results in the best possible purchase, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson . Read more

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Controlled act of psychotherapy restricted after transition period

Practitioners of psychotherapy have just under two years to register with a regulated professional body after the provincial government finally added the practice to its list of “controlled acts,” Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Summary judgment motion inappropriate for expert qualification challenge

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen Read more

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Professional staff leaves of absence – is your hospital prepared?

By Kate Dewhirst Does your hospital explain to your professional staff members the rules about taking a leave of absence? Read more

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“Uninsured Services: Billing and Block Fees Policy” approved by CPSO

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   Read more

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ONCA update — government targeting early 2020 for proclamation

By Kathy O'Brien The Ontario Legislature passed Bill 154, the  Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017,  on November 14. Bill 154 effected changes to non-profit corporate legislation in Ontario. Read more

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Stop and think before you post the following on social media

By Kate Dewhirst If you are a health care leader, at some point you have wondered about the risks of social media. Read more

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Written consent and proper record keeping key for veterinarians

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen Read more

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Physicians and the value of performance reviews

Hospitals should use annual physician performance reviews to deal with persistent shortcomings before they escalate, says Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst .  Read more

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Medical regulator views offences involving dishonesty as serious

The nine-month licence suspension and formal reprimand for professional misconduct that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario imposed on a Canadian sports doctor show how seriously the regulator takes offences involving dishonesty, says Toronto health lawyer  Elyse Sunshine . Read more

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