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Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 12:48 PM

Ontario releases Provincial Emergency Management Strategy and Action Plan

The Ontario government has released its first Provincial Emergency Management Strategy and Action Plan to help ensure citizens are “prepared for, and safe, during future emergencies like cyber security threats, pandemics or natural disasters.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 6:20 AM

FIRE INSURANCE - Exclusions - Loss

Claims by Lalani that two separate incidents fell within the grants of coverage under Intact’s policies, and for resultant damages. A portion of the wall of a three-story commercial building in Toronto collapsed. Later, the same building was burned down by an arsonist. The defendant insurer, Intact Insurance Company (Intact) denied coverage for both claims by Lalani under its 2009-1010 Policy (wall collapse claim) and subsequent 2010-2011 Renewal Policy (fire loss claim). ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 3:49 PM

Feds table bill delaying by a year MAiD eligibility for those suffering solely from mental illness David Lametti

Citing the need for more time to enable provinces, health regulators and MAiD providers to “get this right,” Justice Minister David Lametti has proposed legislation to delay to March 17, 2024, eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) for those whose sole underlying medical condition is mental illness. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 12:36 PM

Aird & Berlis names nine new partners

Aird & Berlis announced the addition of nine new partners. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 6:36 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Accident benefits - Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage

Motion by Aviva seeking an order to stay, or in the alternative, dismissing the action of Smith. Aviva argued that the Comprehensive Home Owner’s Policy bearing policy number P96230674HAB issued to the deceased, Schlimme, did not provide coverage to Smith arising from the motor vehicle accident that occurred on August 18, 2017, or in the alternative, that Smith’s claim disclosed no genuine issue for trial. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 1:10 PM

The difficult art of handling clients Woman juggling five red balls

The art of managing one’s clients has befuddled many a lawyer. But Sean Dillman, an enterprising, tech-savvy, ex-general practitioner and co-manager of a law firm has come up with a novel approach: a client prepared for the lawyer experience, he says, will be much easier to manage. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 10:55 AM

Electronic medical record audit trails: Best practice advisories, limitations Doctors with digital records

In part two of a three-part series on the electronic medical record (EMR) audit trail, I outlined three practical scenarios to precisely understand its functionality and limitations (see below for link). In part three, I will discuss best practice advisories and limits of the EMR audit trail. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 1:44 PM

Electronic medical record audit trail: Uncovering the truth Doctors with digital records

In this second part of a three-part information series on the electronic medical record (EMR) audit trail, I outline some practical scenarios to precisely understand its functionality and limitations.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 9:02 AM

Bread and circuses | Murray Gottheil

I keep reading about mental health issues in the legal profession. Too many lawyers are terminally unhappy. The problem appears to be impossible to fix. Even the Washington Post just ran an article titled, “Want to be happy? Then don’t be a lawyer.” ... [read more]

Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 11:17 AM

It will soon be easier for foreign-trained specialists to come to Canada | Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd

Foreign-trained specialists should soon find it easier to come to Canada, thanks to an accreditation project being launched by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ... [read more]