Wise Health Law Professional Corporation

Health and Administrative Law

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Health Law: That's What We Do

At Wise Health Law, we advocate to protect the reputations of healthcare organizations and professionals. We draw on more than 30 years of combined health law and litigation experience to provide clients with expert legal guidance.

Expert Guidance

With so much at stake, our clients depend on us to know both our business and theirs inside out—and, we do.

We’re experts in health and administrative law, and focus exclusively on serving health professionals, health organizations, and national and provincial health professional associations find solutions to their legal problems. In short, we not only understand the legal framework that regulates the health sector, but are also familiar with the day-to-day realities that you face.

Exceptional Advocacy

We have successfully appeared before numerous administrative tribunals, including RHPA college discipline panels, boards of public hospitals, Coroner's Inquests, the Consent and Capacity Board, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and the Health Services Appeal and Review Board.

Our health lawyers are highly skilled advocates who have successfully appeared before various administrative tribunals, such as College discipline committees, boards of public hospitals, the Consent and Capacity Board (CCB), and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB). Our lawyers also have significant courtroom experience and have argued before all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Personalized Service

Our clients know they are in good hands. As a small, boutique firm, we focus on building strong individualized relationships with our clients. We take immense pride in this client-focused approach and in the strong connections we build with each person and organization we assist.

Who Do We Help?

  • Regulated health professionals, including chiropractors, dentists, denturists, dental hygienists, dieticians, kinesiologists, registered massage therapists, midwives, naturopaths, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, physicians, pharmacists, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners;
  • National and provincial health care professional associations;
  • Retirement homes and long-term care homes;
  • Public hospitals;
  • Paramedics and base hospital programs;
  • Healthcare clinics, including family health teams.

For Advice and Guidance on Health Law Matters Contact the Lawyers at Wise Health Law

Contact the health lawyers at Wise Health Law for exceptional advocacy and expert guidance about health law matters. For the convenience of our clients, we have offices in both Toronto and Oakville and serve all of Ontario. Contact us online, or at 416-915-4234 to schedule a consultation.

From the Blog

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Does Ontario’s Regulatory Framework Apply to Extra-Provincial Online Health Retailers?

The various Ontario health professions and their members are licensed to practice by the province. Each such profession is self-governing through their respective colleges. The colleges are both authorized and regulated by the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and their respective statutes. The colleges, in turn, regulate the practices of their members. With the advent … Continued

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Medically Assisted Dying in Canada: An Update

Suicide had been a crime in Canada since its colonization. It was also considered immoral and sinful in many religions. In 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decided it could no longer be a crime. Legislation soon followed making it legal under certain conditions, now known as Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). Our blog … Continued

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Protecting Patients Through Public Disclosure of Criminal or Disciplinary Findings Against Regulated Health Professionals

All Regulated Health Professionals in Ontario Must Now Publicly Disclose Information The Regulated Health Professions Act (“RHPA”) governs all regulated health professions in Ontario by establishing regulatory colleges, which provide oversight and guidance to each profession in service of the public interest. A new regulation to the RHPA (O.Reg. 261/18) came into force on May … Continued

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A History of Limitations of Actions Against Hospitals and Their Employees

We recently reviewed limitation periods being extended through the concept of discoverability in a blog post entitled Limitation Periods and Discoverability. Discoverability is a method used by plaintiffs to extend a fixed limitation period which has otherwise expired. It is based on a codification of the common law and is now set out in the … Continued

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The Changing Landscape of Health Care Governance in Ontario

The current system of health care administration in Ontario is governed by the Health System Integration Act (“HSIA”) passed in 2006. The Act created fourteen (14) Local Health Integration Networks (“LHIN’”) each covering their own geographical portion of the province. Each LHIN had an Integrated Health Services Plan (“IHSP”). The Ministry responsible is the Ministry … Continued

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