Articles 2020

Rozmin Mediratta, Wise Health Law

Delivering Virtual Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • March 27, 2020
  • Rozmin Mediratta, Wise Health Law

Technology has played an integral role in the delivery of healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has helped maximize healthcare professionals' ability to provide necessary care to patients while minimizing the spread and exposure to the virus.

Health Law, Student Forum
Nida Sohani

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Kathy O'Brien

  • March 11, 2020
  • Nida Sohani

We sat down with a leading corporate health lawyer, and one of the founding partners of Dykeman O'Brien Health Law, Kathy O'Brien, to pick her brain about her legal journey and her advice to young health lawyers!

Health Law, Student Forum

A Recap of "Key Constitutional and Human Rights in Health Law & Practice” at the OBA Institute

  • March 04, 2020
  • Carina Lentsch

On February 4, 2020, the OBA Health Law Section collaborated with the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section in hosting “Key Constitutional and Human Rights in Health Law & Practice” at the OBA Institute. This article recaps some of the highlights of the event.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Health Law, Student Forum

Multi-Parent Families: Considerations for Health Care Providers

  • January 06, 2020
  • Clancy Catelin, Rosen Sunshine LLP

Awareness and recognition of multi-parent families is growing, and in 2016 Canada took steps to recognize multi-parent families by enacting the All Families Are Equal Act ("EFCA"). The formal recognition of multi-parent families introduces with it various challenges and considerations for health care providers.

Health Law, Student Forum

Top Five Legal Tips for the Health and Wellness Industry

  • April 30, 2019
  • Christine Laviolette, senior associate, and Lydia Wakulowsky, partner, Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP

Lawsuits involving the health and wellness industry happen, though they are not often the subject of reported decisions in Canada. It is crucial for regulated health professionals, non-regulated consultants, spa and medi-spa owners and operators in the industry to be wary of potential risks, which may leave them vulnerable to liability and negative publicity. This article examines five of Christine Laviolette and Lydia Wakulowsky's top risk management tips based on their experience in this area.

Health Law, Student Forum

The Court of Appeal Clarifies the Scope of Participating Expert Evidence

  • April 24, 2019
  • Ashley Goren-Gibson, B.A., J.D., LLM.

This article is an analysis of the Court of Appeal decision in Imeson v. Maryvale (Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services), 2018 ONCA 888 (“Imeson”). In Imeson, the Court of Appeal emphasized the importance of the judicial gatekeeping role for expert witnesses and clarified the boundaries of proffering “participant expert” evidence at trial.

Health Law, Student Forum