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Rosen, Dykeman to co-chair health-care privacy, information management program

Toronto health lawyers  Lonny Rosen  and Mary Jane Dykeman will co-chair and share their insights at the ‘2017 Legal Guide to Privacy & Information Management in Healthcare’ program on April 10, presented by Osgoode Professional Development. Read more

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IPC decisions inform health providers about medical record issue

Five recent decisions from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) are throwing light on the hot issue of how health-care providers should best respond to patients who request corrections or other changes to their medical records, says Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst .  The good news is that they generally need not correct medical records as long as those records were created in good faith and are free of significant inaccuracies that are directly ... Read more

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Rosen, Sunshine to present at MedTalks

Toronto health lawyers  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine , partners with Rosen Sunshine LLP , will share their insights as part of the upcoming MedTalks: Key Topics in the Practice of Medicine Series, presented by the North York General Medical Society. Read more

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Health professionals must exercise caution in legal proceedings

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Read more

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What FHT board members need to know about risk, statutory compliance

By Kate Dewhirst Hello? Are you still there? Read more

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What's in a name: the doctors' dispute and arbitration

Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-term Care is pushing for its protracted dispute with physicians over how they are paid to move to binding interest arbitration, but Toronto health lawyer Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd says doctors need to understand that this will impact the negotiation process — and possibly its outcome. Read more

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Crucial for law firms to recognize value of innovative thinking

As many lawyers are strapped for creative thinking time, it is difficult for innovative ideas to be nurtured unless firms intentionally carve out space to think about how they can improve their businesses, Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst  tells The Lawyers Weekly . Read more

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Rosen among faculty for Osgoode Certificate programs

Toronto health lawyer  Lonny Rosen will be among the faculty discussing the topic of consent and capacity at a number of programs presented by Osgoode Professional Development this spring. Read more

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Professional warned about foreign language use in front of patients

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Will hospital-naming directive cause donation chilling effect?

The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care’s proposed hospital-naming directive may have a chilling effect on large donations to these facilities in Ontario, says Toronto health lawyer Kathy O’Brien . Read more

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Entrepreneurial lens can help with lawyer career satisfaction

Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst  enjoys running her own health law practice, but often sees other young lawyers working in firms where they feel confined by “golden handcuffs” — and, as she tells Law Times , she plans to help them achieve career satisfaction via a new coaching business. Read more

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Would you choose to be a lawyer?

By Kate Dewhirst I was recently at an event with a “mixed group” – a mix of lawyers and non-lawyers. Read more

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Standardization versus compatibility in health care

When it comes to the procurement of goods for the health sector, it’s critical that hospital administrators educate their staff about the difference between compatibility and standardization to avoid confusion, says Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson . Read more

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Professionals entitled to learn lessons from past complaints

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Patient record disputes on the rise

With a sharp increase in the number of disputes involving access to patient records reported to Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner, Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst  says it’s critical that health providers understand the rules of engagement when it comes to ensuring patients have access to their own information.  Read more

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Deference for committee’s decision to issue a ‘caution’

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine Read more

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Bill 87 and the down side to patient care

Ontario’s proposed Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, may have an unintended detrimental effect on health care because it could make some physicians self-protective and overly cautious in the way they deal with patients out of fear of losing their licence for sexual abuse, says Toronto health lawyer Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd . Read more

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Proposed law removes discipline panel discretion in sex abuse cases

Although the sexual abuse of patients by health professionals is a serious concern, newly introduced legislation aimed at addressing this problem limits the ability of College discipline panels to apply case-specific discretion when imposing penalties, Toronto health lawyers  Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine write in the Toronto Star . Read more

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A prescription for successful health sector integration

As an increasing number of health-care boards across Ontario consider integration as a way to use taxpayer dollars most efficiently, Toronto health lawyer Kathy O’Brien  says it’s critical for potential partners to take the time to get to know one another well before joining forces.  Read more

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The Expert Network© celebrates its newest member, lawyer Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd

(Jan. 4, 2017 - Toronto) Toronto health lawyer  Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd, founder and principal of  TTL Health Law , has joined The Expert Network© , an invitation-only service for professionals, including lawyers. Tremayne-Lloyd has been selected based on peer reviews and ratings, and dozens of recognitions and accomplishments achieved throughout her career. Read more

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