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Health privacy, capacity key areas for family lawyers

Health privacy, capacity, regulatory issues and reporting obligations are just some of the health law issues that family lawyers will encounter in their practices, Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen  says in an interview published in the  Ontario Family Law Reporter . Read more

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Review board: oral caution for problematic advertising unreasonable

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Dewhirst gives back to legal profession as a coach

As both a coach and advisor for a new Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) program, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst loves the interaction with fellow lawyers and helping them meet their career goals. Read more

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The rise of telemedicine and the regulatory regimes that govern it

With the growth of telemedicine, hospitals and other health-care organizations should have policies in place to outline how best to use it to ensure they meet their regulatory responsibilities, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson . Read more

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Do you know how to apologize?

By Kate Dewhirst A note popped into my inbox this morning from Michael Hyatt, who is an extraordinary business coach. The topic is “The anatomy of a true apology.” Read more

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Personal health information breaches: prevention, quick responses key

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Read more

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The controlled act of psychotherapy

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Health privacy update – August 2017

By Kate Dewhirst The  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario  has just released two new correction request decisions – 46 and 47 (dated June 2017 but released the last week of July). Decision 45 has not yet been released. Read more

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Medically assisted dying should be part of health-care decisions: Sunshine

Medically assisted dying for people who suffer from mental illness is a complicated issue, Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine tells Zoomer Radio. Read more

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Dewhirst offers training in evolving health privacy compliance

The legal role and importance of a privacy officer is growing in every health-care facility and case law is now assessing financial penalties for non-compliance and errors, says Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst . Read more

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Texas defamation suit picture of an online nightmare: Dykeman

A social media campaign by former clients that destroyed a Texas photographer's business is a "cautionary tale" of how quickly reputations and businesses can be destroyed by negative online commentary, says Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman. Read more

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New obligations on custodians in event of privacy breach

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Legal innovation – unlocking your creativity

By Kate Dewhirst The pressure to “innovate” is everywhere. Read more

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Proposed amendments to Ontario's charity laws welcome: O'Brien

Proposed changes to Ontario's charity laws offer needed clarity when it comes to paying directors for any goods or services they provide, says Toronto health and charities lawyer  Kathy O’Brien . Read more

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Nurse fails to accept full responsibility for past misconduct

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Read more

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The meaning of health law: Dewhirst

Practising health law is more than just acquiring a set of legal skills, it means immersing yourself in a discipline that goes to the heart of people’s lives, says Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst . Read more

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Managing everyday complaints in health care

By Kate Dewhirst I recently surveyed administrative and clinical team members at a family health team and discovered the top five issues that lead patients or families to complain where the conversation can get heated: Read more

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Report on health-care procurement 'forward-looking, ambitious'

Many of the recommendations in a new report on how to optimize the quality and efficiency of Ontario’s health-care procurement strategy are “appropriate and forward-looking,” but creating a province-wide supply chain entity and the timelines around it are ambitious, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson . Read more

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Doctor advised against acquiescing to improper demands of patient

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Dykeman receives OBA health law award

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) has recognized Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman as the 2017 recipient of the Susan Hilary Davidson Memorial Award for Excellence in Health Law.  Read more

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