Kathryn M. Frelick

Partner | Toronto

416.595.2979

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Kathryn Frelick has specialized expertise in health and privacy and is a leading lawyer in these areas. She advises public and private health industry clients on a broad range of matters, with a particular focus on regulatory, strategic, and risk management advice, as well as advocacy before health and privacy administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies.

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Imran Ahmad and Kathryn Frelick present workshop on data and privacy breaches

Imran Ahmad and Kathryn Frelick present a half-day workshop on “Be Cyber Smart: Be Prepared to Effectively Respond to Data and Privacy Breaches” for the Canadian Health Information Management Association conference.

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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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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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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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Kathryn Frelick and Jennifer Babe present on Canada’s Anti Spam Legislation to clients of MNP LLP via webcast April 9 and 10.

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Jennifer Babe and Kathryn Frelick are presenting to the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (CFLA) on “Getting Ready for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation”

Jennifer Babe and Kathryn Frelick are presenting on March 26 to the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (CFLA)  – Getting Ready for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, Here July 1, 2014

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Jennifer Babe and Kathryn Frelick are presenting a webinar on the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation for the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association members.

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Coffee Talk: Risk Management in Litigation – How to Proactively Manage and Effectively Respond to Civil Litigation Risk

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group invites you to a complimentary webinar on April 18, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., titled “Risk Management in Litigation – How to Proactively Manage and Effectively Respond to Civil Litigation Risk”, presented by Lauren Parrish and Kathryn...

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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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Coffee Talk – Strategies for Managing Difficult Clients / Family Members

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on January 17, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Strategies for Managing Difficult Clients / Family Members“, presented by Kathryn Frelick. This session will cover: The obligation to ensure a safe work environment Legal options...

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Privacy and Cyber Risk in the Health Industry – Survival Guide 101

Miller Thomson’s National Health Industry Group, in conjunction with HUB International and Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions, is pleased to present its second national webinar addressing some of the most pressing and topical issues facing the health industry. Our second session:...

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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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Miller Thomson’s 2017 Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference

We are pleased to invite you to Miller Thomson’s complimentary Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference. Our featured speakers will provide legal and practical insights on emerging HR topics impacting the workplace. Our program has been pre-approved for 5.75 Continuing Professional Development...

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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: Documentation & Charting Boot Camp

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group hosts a complimentary webinar/audio conference on June 15, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Documentation & Charting Boot Camp”, presented by Kathryn Frelick. This Coffee Talk session includes a discussion of the following: purposes of documentation and...

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Coffee Talk: Legislative Update, Risk and Compliance

Bill 119, the Health Information Protection Act, 2015 (HIPA) proposes significant amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and Regulation 965 of the Public Hospitals Act. In addition, HIPA proposes to repeal and replace the Quality of...

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Coffee Talk: Towards Zero Tolerance for Workplace Violence Against Health Care Professionals

This Coffee Talk includes a discussion of the following: The issue of workplace violence in the health industry Obligations and legal duties of health care employers Developing a workplace violence strategy and program for reducing and managing risk You have...

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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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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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It’s Official: Mandatory Data Breach Notification Coming on November 1, 2018

Last week, the Government of Canada published an Order in Council that will bring into force, as of November 1, 2018, the much anticipated mandatory breach notification and record-keeping requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”)....

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It’s Official: Mandatory Data Breach Notification Coming on November 1, 2018

Last week, the Government of Canada published an Order in Council that will bring into force, as of November 1, 2018, the much anticipated mandatory breach notification and record-keeping requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”)....

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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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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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What’s Happening?

Nicole D’Aoust and Natasha Smith presented at the AFP Congress 2017 on the topic:  “You Can Donate That?! Non-traditional Gifts that can Make a Big Difference” in Toronto, ON on November 21, 2017. Kathryn Frelick and Karima Kanani presented a webcast...

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Privacy Commissioner Gearing Up for Tougher Enforcement

On September 21, 2017, in a press conference following the publication of his 2016-17 Annual Report to Parliament on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Privacy Act, the Privacy Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) announced his plans to...

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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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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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