Canada’s healthcare sector is governed by a complex set of laws and policies. Private businesses and public institutions operating in this sector require a partner that understands the many opportunities that are available, as well as the complex challenges. Hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, professional associations and regulatory bodies need to navigate these rules and ensure compliance in their daily operations.

WeirFoulds advises a range of healthcare providers and organizations on all aspects of their business. We draft commercial agreements – including supply, research, licensing and service agreements – and negotiate financing and procurement arrangements. We assist with labour and employment matters, intellectual property commercialization and privacy law compliance. We also represent medical professionals and health institutions in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our health law files, engaging our commercial, intellectual property, labour and employment, litigation and public law experts as necessary to ensure our clients receive excellent advice that is tailored to their needs.

Meet our lawyers and professionals in this area

Key Contact

John Risk

Partner

N. William C. Ross

Senior Counsel

Areas of Expertise

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Compliance
  • Contracts
  • Corporate governance – D&O liabilities
  • Employment
  • Health agreements
  • Healthcare financing
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour relations
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Litigation
  • Mental health law
  • Privacy law
  • Procurement
  • Professional negligence
  • Risk management
  • Tax

Representative Experience

Our lawyers have been counsel on numerous cases relating to the restructuring of Ontario’s healthcare system. These cases include:

  • Russell v. Ontario (Health Services Restructuring Commission), (1998), 13 Admin. L.R. (3d) 196 (Div. Ct.), aff’d (1999), 175 D.L.R. (4th) 185 (C.A.), leave denied (2000), 181 D.L.R. (4th) vii (S.C.C.).
  • Pembroke Civic Hospital v. Ontario (1997), 36 O.R. (3d) 41 (Div. Ct.).
  • Wellesley Central Hospital v. Ontario (Health Services Restructuring Commission) (1997), 151 D.L.R. (4th) 706 (Div. Ct.).

Healthcare - Insight & Events

Legend: GeneralLitigationPropertyCorporateGovernment