Alissa Raphael

Associate | Toronto

416.595.7934

Portrait of Alissa Raphael

Alissa Raphael practises health law, acting as General Program Counsel for Miller Thomson On Call (MTOC), an innovative program designed for health industry clients providing practical and timely legal, risk management, policy development, and educational services. MTOC provides legal and risk management advice for day-to-day and urgent issues. An after-hours hotline is available for urgent legal matters.

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Working with Police

Alissa Raphael and Jesstina McFadden present on “Working with Police.”

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Do you have a Duty to Report A Medically Unfit Driver? New Reporting Requirements in Effect

After 40 years without change, amendments to the medical and vision reporting requirements under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act (“HTA”) are in effect.  The amendments are significant and have broad implications for health industry clients. Starting July 1, 2018, physicians and...

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Mandatory Notice Requirements under PHIPA and Public Consultation on Proposed Regulation Regarding Notices to the Commissioner

The Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) has always strongly encouraged health information custodians (HICs) to report privacy breaches to its office, particularly where they may have broader implications.  Although the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) prescribes mandatory notification...

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Patients First Act, 2016 Becomes Law in Ontario

Bill 41, the Patients First Act, 2016 (formerly known as Bill 210) (the “Act”), was reintroduced in the Ontario Legislative Assembly on October 6, 2016 and received Royal Assent on December 8, 2016, following public hearings held by the Standing...

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Public Consultation on Proposed Regulations to Quality of Care Information Protection Act, 2016

Bill 119, Health Information Protection Act, 2016 (“HIPA”) amended several statutes to enhance the protection of personal health information and improve the quality of patient care through increased transparency and accountability of health facilities.  One of the most anticipated changes...

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Four Month Extension Granted for Criminal Code Provisions Preventing Physician-Assisted Dying

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) declared in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) that two Criminal Code provisions were of no force or effect to the extent that they prohibit physician-assisted death in Canada in the...

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Ontario College of Pharmacists Seeking Feedback on Proposed Regulations Regarding Oversight of Hospital Pharmacies

In a recent Health Communiqué, Passage of Bill 21 Brings Significant Changes to Hospital Pharmacy and Health Professional Regulation, we provided an overview of the significant changes to the oversight of hospital and institutional pharmacies brought about by the passage of...

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Passage of Bill 21 Brings Significant Changes to Hospital Pharmacy and Health Professional Regulation

Bill 21, the Safeguarding Health Care Integrity Act, 2014 received Royal Assent on December 11, 2014 bringing about significant changes to the oversight of hospital pharmacies and regulated health professionals. The Bill amended a number of key statutes and also created the Voluntary...

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Broader Public Sector Accountability Bill Receives Royal Assent

Bill 8, the Public Sector Accountability and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014 passed third reading on December 9, 2014 and received Royal Assent on December 11, 2014. As reported in our previous Health Communiqués, Public Consultation Scheduled for Broader Public Sector Accountability...

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Broader Public Sector Accountability Bill Receives Royal Assent

Bill 8, the Public Sector Accountability and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014 passed third reading on December 9, 2014 and received Royal Assent on December 11, 2014. As reported in our previous Health Communiqués, Public Consultation Scheduled for Broader...

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Bill 8 Proposes to Limit Executive Compensation for Certain Broader Public Sector Organizations

In July of this year, the Ontario government introduced Bill 8, which proposes (among other things) new legislation entitled the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 (the “Executive Compensation Act”). If passed, this legislation will impose limits on executive...

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