Experienced Health Lawyers Representing Long-Term Care Homes

Long-term care homes in Ontario are obligated, by law, to provide safe, high-quality, consistent, and resident-oriented care. Long-term care homes are regulated and inspected by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Province-wide standards for all long-term care homes are outlined in the Long-Term Care Homes Act and its applicable Regulation. There are significant legal and financial implications for operators of long-term care facilities who do not comply with their obligations under this legislation.

At Wise Health Law, our team of experienced and knowledgeable lawyers focuses exclusively on health law, and regularly advise a wide variety of individuals and organizations in the health care sector, including regulated health professionals, public hospitals, national and provincial health professional associations, operators of retirement homes, and operators of long-term care facilities. We are passionate about helping our clients find solutions to their most challenging legal and regulatory issues.

How We Can Help

At Wise Health Law, we regularly represent operators of long-term care facilities in a number of matters related to their legal obligations including:

  • Investigating adverse events;
  • Responding to inquiries, complaints or threatened litigation;
  • Inspections and compliance orders from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care;
  • Coroner’s investigations inquiries and inquests;
  • College investigations into regulated health professionals;
  • Inquiries or complaints from the Patient Ombudsman; and
  • Capacity assessments and proceedings before the Consent and Capacity Board.

We provide proactive guidance on compliance, help our clients run their facilities in the best interests of the residents, advise them on managing their risk, address concerns or problems where they may arise, and represent them in various forms of litigation, where necessary.

For Expert Advice and Representation in Matters Pertaining to Long-Term Care Homes Contact Wise Health Law

The lawyers at Wise Health Law provide respected, expert advice to operators of long-term health homes seeking guidance on health law, regulatory, and related matters. With an office in Oakville, and serving all of Ontario, we are easily accessible. Contact us online, or at 416-915-4234 for a consultation.


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.