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.

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Considerations When Closing a Medical Practice

The College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO) expects that all of its member physicians will notify patients of any impending closure of their practices in a timely way. This enables the patients to make plans for alternate care and to obtain their medical records from their current physician. The CPSO also expects that its members … Continued

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Video Surveillance & Medical Care

Introduction Can health care professionals use surveillance cameras to record the provision of health services to their patients for any reason or purpose? This question recently came before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commission of Ontario (IPC). The IPC had been alerted by a media outlet that surveillance cameras were being used by … Continued

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Malpractice Lawsuits or a No-Fault Regime?

Currently, malpractice lawsuits are the usual means to resolve allegations of medical errors or mistakes. This involves hiring a lawyer and commencing an action in court. The suit may name the doctors, the nurses and the hospital independently as defendants, or all of them. The defendants will all be represented by separate lawyers. The doctors … Continued

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Exercise Caution When Alleging Bias

A physician began selling prenatal paternity tests to the public in 2001. The test was touted as being non-invasive, as it required only a sample of the mother’s blood and not tissue from the fetus itself. In December 2010, a magazine wrote an article about the test following eighteen months of research and investigation. The … Continued

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Standard of Care is an Obligation of Means, Not of Result

Health Professionals are subject to negligence claims in everyday practice. Negligence, however, deals with inadvertent behaviour, meaning some act or omission that occurred resulted in the plaintiff’s injury or damages. Therefore, although the intended goal of any treatment or procedure is to care for a patient without any direct or indirect injury, this is not … 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.