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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Judicial Review of Disciplinary Decisions

In Jaffer v. Ontario (Health Professions Appeal and Review Board) the Ontario Divisional Court (ONSC) provided a number of lessons on the process of judicial review. The applicant for judicial review was a member of the Ontario College of Pharmacists against whom a complaint had been made by a customer/patient’s family doctor. He was also … Continued

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Structured Settlements in Malpractice Actions

What is a ‘Structured Settlement’? When a person suffers a serious injury as a result of medical malpractice or another cause, they are often better served by an award that provides ongoing income rather than a lump sum. If someone is rendered unable to work or cannot earn the income they once did due to … Continued

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Universal Health Care on Trial

Dr. Brian Day is an orthopedic surgeon living and practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia. He built his medical practice in 1995. The goal was to provide private medical care on a fee for service basis. These same patients/residents could, of course, have their care provided in the normal course but that would mean waiting in … Continued

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Canada’s Patient Safety Record

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not for profit, organization dedicated to providing essential health information to Canadians. The CIHI gathers, packages and disseminates health information to inform the policy, management, care and research performed by health leaders in the hope of improving the overall quality of health care in Canada. … Continued

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Professional Discipline and Excluded Evidence

Police began an investigation of a veterinarian, a member of one of Ontario’s regulated professions, who they suspected of downloading and sharing child pornography. As the investigation proceeded, a search warrant was obtained. A search of the member’s home produced evidence that he had downloaded and shared the pornography. He was arrested and charged 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.