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The health industry is constantly growing and evolving.  Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group helps clients navigate this complex landscape, providing clear analysis and intelligent solutions for all their legal needs.  Our Group has in depth knowledge of national, provincial and local issues and provides a wide range of legal services to clients from both the public and private sector.  We understand the unique perspectives, needs and concerns of the health industry, and are committed to helping clients find practical solutions that work for them.

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New edition of Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada

Miller Thomson’s National Health Industry Group is pleased to announce the third edition of Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada. Individuals who need social work services have problems that are complex and multifaceted. To best serve their clients,...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Gerald Chipeur provides opinion before Senate Committee on constitutionality of Bill C-14

On June 6, 2016, Gerald Chipeur, QC was called to testify before the Senate Committee studying Bill C-14. The Globe and Mail reported that in his testimony he expressed the opinion that Bill C-14, a bill creating safeguards to protect...

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Karima Kanani named 2015 Lexpert Rising Star

Miller Thomson Partner Karima Kanani has been named among Lexpert’s 2015 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. The prestigious honour, presented annually by Lexpert magazine, recognizes the outstanding achievements of young lawyers from across Canada. Winners are selected by an advisory board...

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Introducing Miller Thomson On Call™ For the Health Industry

Miller Thomson LLP is pleased to introduce Miller Thomson On Call™, a unique and innovative concept in legal service delivery, providing health industry clients with 24/7 access to legal support.  With the complex array of legal issues facing health industry...

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Ivan Bernardo Appointed Queen’s Counsel

Congratulations to Ivan Bernardo, Partner in our Calgary office, who was appointed “one of Her Majesty’s counsel learned in the law” (Queen’s Counsel).  The QC designation is an honour conferred annually on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional...

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The Regina office is pleased to announce that Mr. Greg Murphy has joined the firm as a partner.

Greg was admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1982.  His primary areas of practice are commercial law, personal estate planning, tax planning, health law and litigation.

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Ryan Morasiewicz is appointed Program Coordinator of the Canadian Bar Association’s Health Law section (BC Branch).

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Karima Kanani named 2011 Precedent Setter making her mark among the best of the new generation of lawyers.

KARIMA KANANI NAMED 2011 PRECEDENT SETTERMaking her mark among the best of the new generation of lawyers TORONTO, ON (June 2, 2011) – Precedent Magazine named this year’s Precedent Setter Award winners, profiling six top-class lawyers in their first ten...

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Kathryn Frelick speaks on cyber risk in the health sector

Kathryn Frelick presents on the subject of “Cyber Risk in the Health Sector” at the 2017 CLEAR Annual Educational Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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Kathryn Frelick speaks at Privacy Law Summit 2017

Kathryn Frelick will be presenting at the OBA on Beyond PHIPA: What Other Legislation Do You Need to Consider?

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Kathryn Frelick speaks on privacy protection

Kathryn Frelick speaks on “Privacy Protection of Personal Information: Best Practices for Reducing Liability” at the Ontario Hospital Association’s Current Governance Trends and Opportunities for Not-for-Profit Organizations conference.

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Imran Ahmad speaks on cybersecurity in health care

Imran Ahmad presents “Redefining Cyber Security in Health Care: The Board’s Fiduciary Mandate” at the Ontario Hospital Association’s Health Care Governance Forum and Leadership Summit.

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Kathryn Frelick presents cyber risk webinar

The webinar on “Cyber Risk in the Health Sector” is hosted by the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR).

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Miller Thomson co-hosts roundtable on long-term care

Miller Thomson and HUB International Limited co-hosted an invitational roundtable on January 27, 2016, with approximately 30 participants including leaders from the long-term care home sector and risk management experts, discussing a variety of topics including: Privacy Update: The Continued...

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Kathryn Frelick speaks on privacy issues

Kathryn Frelick speaks on “Current and Emerging Privacy Issues in LTC- Video Surveillance, Social Media and Email” for The 2015 Guide to Legal Risk Management in Long-Term Care program, hosted by Osgoode Professional Development.

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Joshua Liswood chairs Osgoode’s 2015 Guide to Legal Risk Management in Long-Term Care.

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Miller Thomson and HUB International Limited co-host a roundtable discussion for Family Health Teams and Community Health Centres.

Miller Thomson and HUB International Limited are co-hosting an invitational roundtable on the theme “Legal Landscape of Family Health Teams and Community Health Centres” on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Miller Thomson Toronto office. Approximately 25 participants will be...

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Joshua Liswood chairs the inaugural Health Care Risk Management conference, focused on strategies and solutions for effective risk management in the sector.

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Coffee Talk: Up in Smoke? Marijuana in the Workplace

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group invites you to a complimentary webinar/audio conference on March 21, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., titled “Up in Smoke? Marijuana in the Workplace“, presented by André Nowakowski. This session will cover: Overview of the legislative framework concerning...

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Coffee Talk – Board of Directors Series – What Directors Need to Know: The New H-SAA

The new H-SAA reflects recent changes to LHSIA.  It also introduces new governance obligations and standards for hospital boards, as well as requirements for hospitals to have mandated policies in place. Each public hospital will need to consider the new...

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Medical Cannabis for the Health Industry

Miller Thomson’s National Health Industry Group Webinar Series Join us as our panel of experts examines a series of topics on Medical Cannabis for the Health Industry. Topics include: •production and use •differences between medical and recreational cannabis •sale and...

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Miller Thomson Health Industry Group Coffee Talk – Board of Directors Series

Miller Thomson’s complimentary Board of Directors Series is aimed at Boards of Directors and Senior Management of health service providers. The webinar session will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. – “What Directors Need to Know...

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Coffee Talk – Vicarious Liability: When is a Health Care Facility Responsible for Health Care Providers Providing Care?

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on November 15, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled ” Vicarious Liability: When is a Health Care Facility Responsible for Health Care Providers Providing Care?“, presented by Lisa Spiegel and Lauren Parrish. During our Coffee Talk presentation we...

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Health Industry Group Webinar Series – Navigating the Legal Pall of Medically Assisted Death

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group Launches National Webinar Series Miller Thomson’s National Health Industry Group is pleased to present a complimentary special three-part webinar series addressing some of the most pressing and topical issues facing the health industry. Our first session:...

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Coffee Talk – Litigation Strategies: When to Litigate and How to Make it as Painless as Possible

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on May 10, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Litigation Strategies: When to Litigate and How to Make it as Painless as Possible“, presented by “Lauren Parrish and Andrea Farkouh. This Coffee...

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Coffee Talk – Transitions in Care: Collaborating Across the Care Continuum

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on April 19, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Transitions in Care: Collaborating Across the Care Continuum“, presented by Karima Kanani and Kathryn Frelick. This Coffee Talk will include a discussion of...

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Coffee Talk: What to Do When There is a College Complaint

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group hosts a complimentary webinar/audio conference on March 22, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “What to Do When There is a College Complaint“, presented by Lisa Spiegel. This Coffee Talk will increase your understanding of what...

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Coffee Talk: Build, Renovate, Expand – Risk Management in Construction & Procurement

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on February 15, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Build, Renovate, Expand – Risk Management in Construction & Procurement“, presented by Karima Kanani and Rosa Mauro. Construction projects can expose organizations to...

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Court Affirms Physician Requirements to Provide Effective Referrals for MAID

On January 31, 2018, the Ontario Divisional Court affirmed that “conscientiously objecting” physicians can be required to provide emergency care and referrals relating to medical services that go against their religious or personal beliefs – such as medical assistance in...

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Public Hospital Advisory: New Accountability Agreement for Hospitals (H-SAA)

Pursuant to the Local Health Services Integration Act (“LHSIA”), hospitals receive operational funding through Hospital Service Accountability Agreements (“H-SAA”). The current H-SAA terminates on March 31, 2018, and a new H-SAA template is being implemented on April 1, 2018. The...

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Amendments to Non-Profit Governance in Ontario

The Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”) was recently amended after not being substantially updated in many years.  In November 2017, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 made certain amendments to the OCA to bring long desired flexibility to the Ontario...

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Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 Becomes Law in Ontario

Bill 160, the Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 (the “Act”) became law on December 12, 2017, bringing some significant changes to many areas of the health industry. While some discrete portions of the Act came into force...

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Public Hospital Advisory: Hospital Naming Directive Now Effective

On October 12, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the “Ministry”) issued a Hospital Naming Directive (the “Naming Directive”) setting out naming criteria and the approval process that all Ontario hospitals must follow when changing their corporate name or...

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Are Your Professional Staff Rules and Regulations Up to Date?

Autumn is an excellent time for hospitals to review and update their Professional Staff Rules and Regulations (“Rules and Regulations”). Rules and Regulations are an important regulatory and risk management tool for hospitals.  Along with a hospital’s by-laws, policies and...

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Mandatory Notification Requirements under PHIPA in force October 1, 2017

As set out in our previous Health Communiqué, amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) require mandatory notification to the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario (IPC) if the circumstances surrounding a theft, loss or unauthorized use or disclosure...

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October 16, 2017 Deadline to Submit Applications for Community Hub Surplus Property Transition Initiative

The Province of Ontario recently announced a Surplus Property Transition Initiative  (the “Initiative”), aimed at addressing barriers to the development of community hubs. The Initiative builds upon the recommendations identified in the Province’s Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework & Action Plan....

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Kathryn Frelick comments on opioid crisis in article for The Lawyer’s Daily

The Lawyer's Daily, "Ontario needs to address drug treatment courts in dealing with opioid crisis: lawyer"

Ontario has announced millions of dollars in funding to deal with the issue of opioid addiction in the province, but a legal observer is saying more money should be directed toward the province’s drug treatment courts in order to better...

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Annual Returns Due Date Approaching for Ontario Health Service Providers

Under the Corporations Information Act (Ontario), corporations are required to file an Annual Return with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “Ministry”) within six months of the corporation’s financial year end to update the public record. The Annual...

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Interaxon Inc. announces US$11.6 million in Series B-1 funding

Counsel to Interaxon Inc.

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Hemostemix completes private placement of subscription receipts and rights offering

Counsel to PI Financial Corp.

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Cyclica announces close of Series A2 financing round

Counsel to Cyclica Inc.

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Wellness Lifestyles Inc. closes oversubscribed financing and acquisition of Canada Yoga Inc.

Counsel to Wellness Lifestyles Inc.

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OrthoMed Canada under new ownership

Counsel to the vendors

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Alternate Health Corp. closes $7.5 million non-brokered private placement

Counsel to Alternate Health Corp.

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Alternate Health Corp. closes oversubscribed private placement of common shares and lists on CSE

Counsel to Alternate Health Corp.

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Eden Care Communities acquires Footability

Counsel to Eden Care Communities

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Not-for-profit healthcare, housing and community services provider negotiates financing with provincial Crown corporation

Counsel to the not-for-profit health care, housing and community services provider

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BlueOcean NutraSciences closes non-brokered private placement

Counsel to BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc.

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Miller Thomson On Call

Miller Thomson On Call™ is a unique program designed for health industry clients. We provide 24/7 legal support – whenever and wherever you need it.

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Coffee Talk

A complimentary seminar series that offers legal updates to health industry clients in areas of law that impact their business.

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Health Communiqué

Read the latest issue of Miller Thomson’s Health Communiqué.

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