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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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Amelia Leckey speaks on life and health insurance case law

Amelia Leckey speaks on the 2016 A Mari Usque Ad Mare panel presenting the Ontario case law update at the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Legal Section 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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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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Coffee Talk: Bill 41, the Patients First Act – What You Need to Know

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group hosts a complimentary webinar/audio conference on January 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Bill 41: the Patients First Act – What You Need to Know”, presented by Kathryn Frelick and Jesstina McFadden. This Coffee Talk...

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Coffee Talk: Return to Work Accommodation for Mental Health Illnesses and Conditions

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group hosts a complimentary webinar/audio conference on November 16, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Return to Work Accommodation for Mental Health Illnesses and Conditions”, presented by David Tsai . This Coffee Talk will include a discussion of...

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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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Confronting the Opioid Crisis

The Lawyers Weekly

Opioid misuse and abuse is a serious societal problem and public health threat. Globally, Canada is second only to the United States in per capita consumption of prescription opioids; painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine. This has led to a significant...

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Karima Kanani quoted in Lexpert on issues facing health care providers

Lexpert Magazine, "Health Law: Stress Response"

Navigating the political and bureaucratic minefield of health law is not for the faint of heart. But as demographic realities add pressure to an already stressed system, opportunities for innovators may emerge.

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Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Promises Legislative Changes Relating to Sexual Abuse

Health care professionals are prohibited from engaging in sexual acts, conduct, or behaviour with their patients. It is professional misconduct to engage in such conduct, which is defined as “sexual abuse” in the governing legislation[i]. The legislation attempts to impose...

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Dear Health Care Facility: Are You Prepared for a Request for Medical Assistance in Dying?

Risk Management in Canadian Health Care, Volume 18, No. 4, August 2016

This article was originally published in our July 21, 2016 Health Communiqué. Click here to view.

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What Health Facilities Need to Know About QCIPA 2016

Risk Management in Canadian Health Care, Volume 18, No. 4, August 2016

This article was originally published in the May 11, 2016 issue of our Health Communiqué. Click here to view.

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Dear Health Care Facility: Are You Prepared for a Request for Medical Assistance in Dying?

On June 17, 2016, after much debate in the House of Commons and the Senate, the federal government passed Bill C-14 (An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)),...

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Medical Marijuana: Coverage Under Extended Health Care Plans

Miller Thomson Seminar: Employee Benefits Administration

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Anticipated Overhaul of Quality Oversight to Non-Hospital Medical Clinics

The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has indicated he intends to implement the recommendations set out in the recently released report by Health Quality Ontario (HQO), pertaining to its review of the quality oversight of non-hospital medical clinics (NHMCs)...

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What Health Facilities Need to Know About QCIPA 2016

The Quality of Care Information Protection Act, 2016 (QCIPA 2016) is one step closer to becoming law.  Bill 119, the Health Information Protection Act, 2016 (HIPA), passed third reading in the Ontario legislature on May 5, 2016.  Once proclaimed into...

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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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Schedule I bank provides acquisition financings for pharmaceutical industry borrower

Counsel to the bank

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Health minister announces groundbreaking federally-funded social impact bond

Counsel to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

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MT Healthportal

Provides a one-stop source for information and resources on hot topics, issues and trends affecting the health industry, as well as access to information on our programs and services.

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Health Communiqué

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

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