Ontario Gives Statutory Tribunals Discretion to Conduct Proceedings Electronically Amid COVID-19

by Rozmin Mediratta March 30, 2020 2 min read

In the midst of COVID-19, the proceedings of many health colleges, and consequently of the health professionals they regulate, have been in limbo while everyone finds a way forward. 

On March 25, 2020, the Ontario government enacted the Hearings in Tribunal Proceedings (Temporary Measures) Act, 2020 (the “Act”) to help the process along.

The Act empowers statutory tribunals with more discretion over how proceedings before them are held.

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Chiropractors: Considerations in Providing “Emergency Care”

by Valerie Wise March 25, 2020 2 min read

Effective 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2020, the Ontario government ordered the closure of “non-essential” workplaces.  The list of “essential” workplaces included “health care professionals providing emergency care including dentists, optometrists and physiotherapists”.

The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (“CCO”) interprets this list as including chiropractors, and we agree.

So the question becomes – what is “emergency care”?

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Causation and Informed Consent

by Written on behalf of Wise Health Law March 06, 2020 3 min read

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Ontario’s Health Care Consent Act in Action

by Written on behalf of Wise Health Law February 28, 2020 3 min read

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The Limitation of Adding a Defendant to a Malpractice Claim

by Written on behalf of Wise Health Law February 21, 2020 3 min read

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Certification of Fleeting "Intrusion Against Seclusion" Action

by Written on behalf of Wise Health Law February 14, 2020 4 min read

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The Coronavirus in Canada: An Overview

by Written on behalf of Wise Health Law February 06, 2020 4 min read

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Ontario Physicians Encouraged to Embrace Digital Technology

by Written on behalf of Wise Health Law January 31, 2020 3 min read

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Incoming Changes to OHIP Billing Practices

by Written on behalf of Wise Health Law January 24, 2020 3 min read

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