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HEALTHCARE SECTOR

We act for hospitals, long-term care facilities, health care providers, health profession corporations, health profession regulatory bodies, and health care foundations. We regularly advise hospitals throughout Ontario on transactions and a wide variety of legal issues that the operations of these major institutions raise. These services have included incorporations and amalgamations, assistance in establishing research institutes and advice on such matters as physician privileges, disciplinary proceedings, contractual issues, and privacy and confidentiality issues. We have provided advice to health information custodians and others governed by the Personal Health Information Protection Act on the interpretation of and compliance with that Act and its regulations.

Corporate governance and policy matters often figure largely in the health care sector and our lawyers are frequently called upon to give advice on such issues. We have acted as counsel in the expansion and restructuring of health care facilities and in the implementation of matters arising from legislative and program initiatives of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We frequently advise on legislation and regulatory matters affecting the health care sector.