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25 May

Discipline Committee Hearings Now Broadcast on YouTube

Tuesday, May 25, 2021Lad KucisHealth Law, LitigationOntario College of Pharmacists, College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, College of Psychologists of Ontario, College of Chiropractors of Ontario

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Over the past few months, certain health professions colleges, including the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, have...

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13 Apr

Full Names of Parties Now Published in HPARB Complaint Review Decisions

Tuesday, April 13, 2021Lad KucisLitigation, Health LawHealthcare, Disciplinary Hearing

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Historically, the names of parties in complaint reviews before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) were not included on the version of the Decision and Reasons made available...

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27 Oct

Changes in Payment Model for Pharmacy Services Provided to Long-Term Care Home Residents

Tuesday, October 27, 2020Lad KucisLitigation, Health LawOntario Government, Retirement Homes , Pharmacy, Long-term Care Homes, Ministry of Health

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Effective January 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced significant changes to the way that pharmacies are paid for services provided to long-term care (LTC) home residents, as set out in...

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21 Oct

Proposed Legislation Would Shield Retirement Homes and Long-Term Care Homes from COVID-19 Lawsuits

Wednesday, October 21, 2020Lad KucisLitigation, Health LawCOVID-19, Retirement Homes , Bill 218, Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act, 2020

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On October 20, 2020, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 218, Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act, 2020, which if passed, would...

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22 Jan

Responding to Complaints Before the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO): A Defence Lawyer’s Perspective

Wednesday, January 22, 2020Lad KucisHealth Law, LitigationCollege of Veterinarians of Ontario, Veterinarians, Disciplinary Hearing, Complaints

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As legal counsel for veterinarians, we are regularly asked questions about the complaints process before the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (the “College”).

Although the regulatory framework governing complaint matters is quite extensive, the following is the essential...

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23 Oct

Responding to Complaints Before the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO): A Defence Lawyer’s Perspective

Wednesday, October 23, 2019Lad KucisHealth Law, LitigationComplaints, Disciplinary Hearing, Massage Therapists

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As legal counsel for registered massage therapists, we are regularly asked questions about the complaints process before the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (the “College”).

Although the regulatory framework governing complaint matters is quite extensive, the following is the essential information that...

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3 Oct

Responding to Complaints Before the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario A Defence Lawyer’s Perspective

Thursday, October 3, 2019Lad KucisLitigation, Health LawComplaints, Disciplinary Hearing, Compliance, Inquiries, Complaints and Report Committee

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As legal counsel for audiologists and speech-language pathologists, we are regularly asked questions about the complaints process before the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (“CASLPO”).

Although the regulatory framework governing complaint matters is quite extensive, the following is the essential information...

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17 Sep

Responding to Complaints Before the College of Optometrists of Ontario A Defence Lawyer’s Perspective

Tuesday, September 17, 2019Lad KucisLitigation, Health LawComplaints

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As legal counsel for optometrists, we are regularly asked questions about the complaints process before the College of Optometrists of Ontario (the “College”).

Although the regulatory framework governing complaint matters is quite extensive, the following is the essential information that...

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10 Sep

How the Identities of Health Professionals are Revealed in HPARB Complaint Review Decisions

Tuesday, September 10, 2019Lad KucisLitigation, Health LawHealthcare, Complaints

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It is the long-standing practice of the Health Professions and Appeal Board (HPARB) to identify parties by their...

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4 Sep

Responding to Complaints Before the College of Psychologists of Ontario A Defence Lawyer’s Perspective

Wednesday, September 4, 2019Lad KucisLitigation, Health LawComplaints, Healthcare, College of Psychologists of Ontario, Disciplinary Hearing

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As legal counsel for psychologists, we are regularly asked questions about the complaints process before the College of Psychologists of Ontario (“CPO”).

Although the regulatory framework governing complaint matters is quite extensive, the following is the essential information that...

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26 Aug

Responding to Complaints Before the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario: A Defence Lawyer’s Perspective

Monday, August 26, 2019Lad KucisHealth Law, LitigationComplaints, Compliance, Royal College of Dental Surgeons

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As legal counsel for dentists, we are routinely asked questions about the complaints process before the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (“RCDSO”).

Although the regulatory framework governing complaint matters is quite extensive, the following is the...

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21 Aug

Responding to Complaints Before the Ontario College of Pharmacists: A Defence Lawyer’s Perspective

Wednesday, August 21, 2019Lad KucisLitigation, Health LawDisciplinary Hearing, Ontario College of Pharmacists, Pharmacy

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As legal counsel for pharmacists, we are regularly asked questions about the complaints process before the Ontario College of Pharmacists (“OCP”).

Although the regulatory framework governing complaint matters is quite extensive, the following is the essential information that pharmacists need to know.

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13 Aug

Discipline Matters Before the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO): A Defence Lawyer’s Perspective

Tuesday, August 13, 2019Lad KucisLitigation, Health LawCollege of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, Complaints, Dental Hygienists, Inquiries, Complaints and Report Committee, Disciplinary Hearing, Ontario

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As legal counsel for dental hygienists, we are often asked questions about what happens when a dental hygienist is referred to the Discipline Committee of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (the “CDHO”).

The following is the essential information that dental hygienists need to know about...

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22 Jul

The New FSRA and its Potential Impact on Licensed Service Providers in the Health Care Sector

Monday, July 22, 2019Lad KucisHealth Law, Litigation

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On June 8, 2019, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (“FSRA”) came into existence, replacing the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”) and the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (“DICO”).

Among its various tasks, FSRA will be responsible for...

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29 Nov

CPSO Commences Investigations Into Physicians Prescribing High Doses of Opioids

Tuesday, November 29, 2016Lad KucisHealth LawOpioids, Healthcare

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The regulatory body that governs Ontario physicians has recently launched investigations into 86 physicians who allegedly...

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27 Jul

Ontario to Stop Paying for High-Dose Opioids

Wednesday, July 27, 2016Lad KucisHealth Law, Litigation

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On July 20, 2016, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care posted a Notice that it will be removing higher strength doses of long-acting opioids from...

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