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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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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Limitation Periods and Discoverability

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice (“ONSC”) recently dealt with the issue of discoverability relating to three related malpractice actions in Loy-English v. Fournier. The actions had been commenced over time as the plaintiff and her lawyers continued their investigations into the cause of, and responsibility for, her injuries. This case review deals with the … Continued

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A Doctor’s Frustrated Clinical Experience

The Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) recently dealt with a contractual dispute between a medical graduate and her medical clinic owner in Greenwood Ltd. V. Desjardins-McLeod. The primary issue was whether the physician was still bound to the contractual terms or excused based on the contractual doctrine of frustration. The basis of frustration is the … Continued

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How Long Does a Patient Have to Make a Malpractice Claim?

In Ontario, a malpractice action (a claim) against a health care professional must be commenced pursuant to the Limitations Act before the second anniversary of the day on which the claim was discovered. In other words within two (2) years of the plaintiff first knowing: (i) that the injury, loss or damage had occurred, (ii) that the … Continued

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Examinations for Discovery in Health Law – Who Can Attend?

Examinations for discovery are an essential and critically important part of the pre-trial process. They allow the parties to the lawsuit to gain admissions, prove documents, define the true issues and provide guidance on how to best move the case forward. There is no dispute that the lawyers for both parties can attend along with … Continued

Inquiries

At Wise Health Law, we restrict and focus our practice on our areas of expertise. We welcome referrals from other lawyers. We take seriously the responsibility to provide the highest standard of service on matters entrusted to us, and respect the relationship between the client and the referring lawyer.