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Treating a spouse can be fraught with peril for health professionals

September 1, 2021

If you are in a regulated health discipline in Ontario, treating your spouse could lead to charges of professional misconduct. A recent dismissal o...

Related Services: Advocacy and Representation of Health Care Professionals  |  Discipline

 

Key takeaways from the IME and third-party medical reports policy

August 13, 2021

Physicians who conduct independent medical examinations (IMEs) and provide third-party medical reports and testimony are increasingly the subject o...

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Expert witnesses must not be partisan or argumentative

August 10, 2021

Expert witnesses play a crucial role in medical negligence cases. Proof of that is shown in a recent dismissal of an appeal by a gynecologist after...

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William Osler discipline of doctor an egregious abuse of power

February 5, 2021

The decision by the William Osler Health System to strip a physician of a medical director role after he criticized the province’s handling o...

Author: Brooke Shekter

Related Services: Hospital Appointments and Privileges  |  Advocacy and Representation of Health Care Professionals

 

Presumed consent with organ donation is a dangerous step beyond informed consent

January 27, 2021

A recent decision by the Nova Scotia government to automatically make almost every adult in the province an organ donor will benefit those who need...

Author: Brooke Shekter

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Changes to medical assistance in dying are overdue, and still not quite right

November 25, 2020

When the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the absolute prohibition on physician-assisted death infringed on a person’s Charter rights, the ...

Author: Brooke Shekter

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Five Steps to Take When a Professional Conduct Complaint is Lodged Against You

October 1, 2020

As a self-regulated health professional, it can be a stressful experience to receive notice from your College that a patient has filed a complaint ...

Author: Brooke Shekter

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Physician Assistants, Legal and Ethical Use in Practice

September 4, 2020

The response to my previous opinion piece regarding the legal and ethical use in practice of Physician Assistants [PA] demonstrates, in my opi...

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Doctors Should not be Treating Physician Assistants as Substitutes

August 26, 2020

People visiting a walk-in clinic or family health team office may be seen by someone with a stethoscope around their neck, who they will likely ass...

Related Services: Provincial Licencing  |  Fitness to Practice/Disability  |  Peer Review/Quality Assurance  |  Advocacy and Representation of Health Care Professionals

 

Canadians have nothing to fear from private-sector involvement in public health care

July 30, 2020

It should be obvious to everyone that our current healthcare model is not working, as evidenced by waitlists that sometimes stretch beyond a year a...

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