January is the time for your annual “Privacy Reminder”

Happy new year! If you are a health care Privacy Officer, January is a great time to remind your organization about privacy. By sending out an annual privacy email or privacy update in a newsletter – you keep privacy top of mind for your teams and you have something tangible to show your organization’s commitment… Read more »

Legal issues for family health teams

Are you an executive director or lead physician in a family health team?  If so, I am relaunching my monthly webinar series on Legal Issues for Family Health Teams.  Practical information on the topics you need to know about as a healthcare leader. Details here.  

Nurse’s personal comments on Facebook and Twitter constitute “Professional Misconduct”: what do family health teams need to know about social media and the law?

Last week I presented with Maria McDonald from DDO Health Law on “Social Media and the Law” and issues family health teams need to consider. Then on Friday December 3rd the CBC reported on a nurse being found guilty of professional misconduct in Saskatchewan for personal comments she made on Facebook and Twitter about care… Read more »

Launch of Kate Dewhirst Health Law

I was interviewed by Advocate Daily on our launch. You can read the article here. I love working with Advocate Daily – they are an amazing resource to the legal profession and to the public who want to keep up with the latest legal news and developments. You will see reference to a second business… Read more »

Welcome to Kate Dewhirst Health Law and my inaugural blog post!

Hi. Welcome. I’m happy to announce that the website is live (finally!) – and this blog is live. So join me as I journey through legal issues in health care. In this blog, I will comment on: New legislation and legal cases affecting health care organizations in Ontario Updates in the areas of: Privacy Physician… Read more »