I’m Kate Dewhirst.

Here are six things you should know...

Kate Dewhirst Health Law - bringing the law to life.

I’m a health lawyer in Toronto


I'm a strong and passionate advocate for improving our healthcare system by making things simpler for those who work in it.

These are my clients


Hospitals, family health teams, mental health centres, nurse practitioner-led clinics, community health centres, birth centres and all sorts of healthcare organizations.

You and I will fix it together


Disputes in health care are messy and complicated, and worries about the law will eat your time and sap your energy. Whatever the problem is, my eighteen years in healthcare law will help us fix it together.

Access a teacher, motivator and speaker


A disengaged and uninterested team leads to poor outcomes. Let me re-sparkle your people with my group and individual teaching and training.

I know health privacy


Privacy breaches can destroy clinical relationships and risk the loss of your reputation, court action, and claims for damages. You can't roll back the clock, but I will help you move forward.

I have awesome free stuff


Tour my brain at no charge by reading my award-winning blog and take away as much as you can carry. Then raid this page for more freebies.

My clients are located all across the province.

I work in small communities, not just the big towns. (OK, that was seven things.)

Now, you tell me something
and you could win a free hat.

Every so often I write a newsletter with information about healthcare privacy, changes in legislation and other things you want to know. Tell me your email address and I'll send it to you. For each newsletter I write, I'll send one person on my mailing list a free Kate Dewhirst Health Law “it depends” wooly hat (no purchase necessary). It might as well be you!

Everybody, meet Melissa.

Melissa is my Office Magician. She runs my office, makes appointments for me and sends out my bills. Melissa is awesome.


Contact me.

Every website needs a contact form - here’s mine. If you think you might need legal advice, or training, if you want to know more or if you’re just having a bad day and want to tell someone about it, please get in touch.

Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Bringing the law to life.

Address:

901 King Street West
Suite 400 East Tower
Toronto Ontario M5V 3H5

Telephone:

(416) 855 9557

Please do not send any urgent, sensitive or confidential information from this website. Contacting me, sending me an email or completing a request for me to contact you will not make me your lawyer. That's because there are rules I have to follow to determine whether I can advise you. There may be situations where I cannot act for you because of a conflict of interest or if I do not have the expertise you need. You are not a client unless and until I have agreed to act for you in which case I will write to you to explain how I work and my legal terms and conditions. By clicking “Send” you acknowledge that you have read and understood this disclaimer and that Kate Dewhirst is not yet retained to represent you.

Some of Kate’s Upcoming events

Where immigration and health law issues collide

April 25, 2018

Presentation to invited Community Health Centre clients

In collaboration with immigration lawyer Jacqueline Swaisland.

2018 Privacy Officer Training

May 8 to June 12, 2018

16 hours live and online training

for Privacy Officers and Privacy Officers-to-be. Live sessions held in Toronto. Course is now full, but here are details and booking for Kate's October course.

De-escalation training

May 16, 2018

Training session for a Toronto Family Health Team

In conjunction with leadership coach Christine Burych.

Team Privacy Training Events

May 17, June 13

For Primary Care clinics and FHTs

Kate trains health professionals from another two primary care organizations how being privacy-respectful can improve therapeutic relationships. more details...

Ask me anything (about health privacy)

12 noon, May 23, 2018

An hour webinar with Kate where you can ask Kate any privacy-related questions you have.

Open to all health Privacy Officers. Register here.

Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Kate says:

My mission is bringing the law to life. I make legal theory understandable, accessible and fun! I’m available and love to work for all organizations in the healthcare sector across Ontario and beyond.

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contact details

901 King Street West Suite 400 East Tower
Toronto Ontario M5V 3H5

(416) 855 9557