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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Assessment of Damage Awards in Health Law Actions

Introduction The term “damages” refers to the compensation sought by plaintiffs in their actions against another party, which, in a health law matter, is often one or more health care professionals. The usual cause of action is based on negligence. An assessment of damages is made in every action whether the plaintiff is successful or … Continued

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Vanessa’s Law Amendments Protecting Canadians From Unsafe Drugs and Medical Devices

Introduction Vanessa was the fifteen-year-old daughter of the then Conservative Member of Parliament Terence Young. Vanessa suffered a stomach ailment and was prescribed medication as a result. Soon after beginning the medication, Vanessa sadly died of a heart attack. The drug she had been prescribed was later found to be unsafe and was pulled from … Continued

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The “Ter Neuzen” Principle in Health Care

Introduction Health professionals have a duty in law to conduct their practices in accordance with the conduct of a prudent and diligent peer in the same circumstances. If the health care professional is considered to be a specialist, their actions must be assessed in light of the conduct of other such specialists who possess a … Continued

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The Health Professional as an Expert Witness: Part II

Introduction In last week’s blog, we reviewed the general rule as to the non-admissibility of opinion evidence and the exception for expert evidence. We also examined the two-stage test for the admissibility of any expert testimony and the common law duty of an expert to the adjudicative body before which they propose to testify. In … Continued

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The Health Professional as an Expert Witness: Part I

Introduction It is a common practice in all forms of litigation to have experts involved. Sometimes they are retained to provide advice and guidance in the background, but most often one of the parties will want the experts to testify and provide “opinions” to the court which support their position. If you are asked to … 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.