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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MAiD, Faith & Politics

Background of MAiD MAiD is the acronym for assisted suicide or medical assistance in dying. A person’s suicide is facilitated by health professionals, usually through medication. The taking of one’s own life was a criminal offence in Canada until 1972. However, providing any assistance to suicide remained a criminal offence. This was the case until … Continued

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Barriers to Judicial Intervention in Administrative Matters

Introduction There are myriad ways in which a health professional can become entangled with the law. A very common way in which this happens is through administrative or non-court-based proceedings. The courts remain available as places of appeal or review but such access is very much dependent on the state or status of the administrative … Continued

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Health Care Workers and a Pay Equity Victory

Introduction Many seniors in Ontario end up in nursing homes or homes for the aged. The care they receive is predominately provided by female care workers. Most are health care professionals of one designation or the other. The care they provide is highly-regulated and extremely important work. Pay Equity The purpose of the Pay Equity … Continued

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Extending Limitation Periods Requires Due Dilligence

Introduction In a recent case, Rumsam v. Pakes, the plaintiff attempted to add a new defendant to a civil litigation action for medical malpractice ten years after the act complained of. The plaintiff was unsuccessful in this attempt. The fight was over discoverability and due diligence. Basic Facts The plaintiff/patient attended an urgent care facility … Continued

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Spousal Treatment and Sexual Abuse

The unfortunate case of a dental hygienist who treated his spouse, and lost his license, has attracted recent media attention. Some of us have been battling for years against what I believe to be an unintended consequence of the language of the Regulated Health Professions Act (“RHPA”). Progress has been made, but not enough soon … Continued

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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.