Decisions of hospital committees may be subject to judicial review

      By Paula Trattner and Aislinn Reid The recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court in Asa et al. v. #University Health Network is an important...

Hospitals’ ability to conduct ‘Vulnerable Sector Checks’ will be impacted by Bill 113

      By Michael Watts and David Solomon Bill 113, An Act respecting police record checks, received Royal Assent on December 3, 2015 and, once proclaimed, will...

Compliance challenges with the BPS Procurement Directive

        By Roger Gillott and Andrew Wong In recent years, Ontario’s public services sector has been troubled by a number of highly publicized procurement scandals. In...

A legal review of 2015

      By Michael Watts and David Solomon 2015 has been yet another year marked by significant legal developments affecting the Canadian healthcare sector and, in particular,...

Supplier relationships can be weak link in privacy and data security chain

          By Simon Hodgett In today’s complex technology environment there are doubts across many sectors as to whether there is enough focus on supplier relationships and...

Hospital Boards should harmonize their by-laws with College transparency initiatives

        By Michael Watts, Paula Trattner and David Solomon Since 2012, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has been engaged in a transparency initiative...

Duty to protect hospital staff from workplace violence is paramount

        By Michael Watts and David Solomon The Government of Ontario recently announced that it is establishing a “Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Leadership Table”...

The perils of privacy breaches by hospital employees

      By Rhonda Shirreff and Sunny Khaira Canadian privacy laws contain a basic safeguarding principle: access to personal information may only be granted on a need-to-know...

Hospital succession planning requires physicians to develop late career transition plans

      By Michael Watts and David Solomon In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited...

Tips on conducting a workplace investigation

Workplace investigations are often necessary when resolving workplace disputes or employees’ complaints.  An investigation that is timely, thorough and properly conducted can help employers...

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