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Legal Issues for Primary Care Teams 2018 – Monthly Webinar Series

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Calling all FHTs, FHOs, NPLCs (and birth centres) – join me and Maria McDonald from McDonald HR Law for my 5th annual Legal Issues for Primary Care Teams which will launch January 2018.

Here’s the line up:

January 4 – Protected leaves of absence from the workplace (including the new domestic and sexual violence leave )

February 1 –  “Wow. I wasn’t expecting that” – unusual but volatile situations in health care

March 1 – Sick leave and return to work plans

April 5 – Issues when opening up FHT programs to the community and non FHT affiliated physician practices

May 3 – Medical marijuana in the workplace + cannabis legislation

June 7 – “Where do I file that?” – Documentation tips on incident reports, patient warning letters, CMPA advice  etc.

September  6– Responding to harassment by non-employees, patients, doctors and others

October 4 – Dealing with police in healthcare practices

November 1 – Key employment law cases from 2017-18

December 6 – Shared services agreements between FHTs and FHOs

These lunchtime webinar series are extremely relevant and enable me to learn and apply practical HR and legal information on a daily basis. Andrea Petroff, Executive Director, West Durham FHT.

Pricing and benefits and registration available on our website here

Or email kate@katedewhirst.com to register.


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May 16, 2018

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In conjunction with leadership coach Christine Burych.

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