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 Limitation of Adding a Defendant to a Malpractice Claim

It is obviously critical that a plaintiff alleging negligent care in a malpractice lawsuit against health professionals has included all of the proper and necessary parties as defendants. The relevant names may not always be disclosed in the records and often must be discovered in the disclosure process. Once these identities are learned, however, the … Continued

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Certification of Fleeting “Intrusion Against Seclusion” Action

The tort of intrusion upon seclusion is a recent addition to our common law in Ontario, under the umbrella of invasion of privacy (see our previous blog on this topic here). It emerged in 2012 with the Ontario Court of Appeals (ONCA) decision in the case of Jones v. Tsige. In that decision, the ONCA … Continued

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The Coronavirus in Canada: An Overview

The primary health-related story across the globe right now is undoubtedly the coronavirus, the risks it presents and how the threat is being handled. Below, we will provide an overview of what the virus means to both Canadian health practitioners and the public in general, as well as the current status of the virus in … Continued

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Ontario Physicians Encouraged to Embrace Digital Technology

The Ontario government is currently promoting the increased use of digital resources to manage patient bookings as well as medical records. According to Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott, the province is looking to allow patients to both schedule and meet with physicians online, as well as review their medical and health records online by 2021-22. … Continued

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Incoming Changes to OHIP Billing Practices

The publication in 2019 of the top 100 medical billings in Ontario for the years between 2011-2018 generated a lot of attention and scrutiny of the way medical professionals bill the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Also in 2019, the Ontario government announced plans to revise the Health Insurance Act with respect to the way … 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.