Lauren Parrish

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Maximum Claim in Small Claims Court to Increase to $35,000

The government of Ontario recently announced that, as of January 1, 2020, the maximum amount a plaintiff can seek in the Ontario Small Claims Court will be raised from $25,000 to $35,000. Civil claims for more than $35,000 must be...

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Divisional Court Confirms that Protecting Patients Act Cannot be Applied Retrospectively

The Protecting Patients Act, 2017 (PPA) sets out amendments to a number of different pieces of legislation. On May 30, 2017, various sections of the PPA, which amend the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), came into force. The RHPA...

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In Shuttleworth v Ontario, the Court of Appeal Confirms that Adjudicative Independence must Exist and Appear to Exist in Administrative Tribunals

Ontario legislation has created a number of tribunals to adjudicate matters in the health industry sector, including regulated health professional disciplinary committees, the Consent and Capacity Board, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the Health Services Appeal and Review...

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Court of Appeal Confirms that Physicians are Statute-Barred from Claiming for Damages Arising from Hospital Decision to Cease Providing a Service

On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal, in Beattie v Women’s College Hospital, upheld a lower court decision to dismiss a civil claim for damages made by two physicians on the basis that the action was barred...

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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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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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Changes to Food and Drugs Act address Patient Safety – Passage of Vanessa’s Law

Bill C-17, the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) was passed by the federal legislature and received Royal Assent on November 6, 2014.  It represents the most substantial amendment to the Food and Drugs Act (Canada) (FDA) in...

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