On-Demand: Osgoode Legal Risk Management in Documentation and Charting for Nurses

Charting and documentation is a critical task for the nursing professional. However, if it is not done properly, this daily task can become fraught with legal risk and liability. Failure to understand and prevent these risks can be costly and result in significant legal, professional and personal consequences.

Designed by legal and health experts, this program will equip nurses with the tools and information they need to implement and follow effective documentation and charting practices.

This intensive one-day course, taught by a faculty of health law experts will explain the law around charting and documentation and how it applies, from the unique perspective of the professional nurse.

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of effective documentation and charting
  • How to stay on top of constantly evolving charting language
  • The latest on hot topics, including disclosure, confidentiality, long-term care and patient safety
  • Tips and guidelines for drafting clear and accurate notes
  • Risk management – examples and case studies of common scenarios
  • How to avoid documentations lapses and oversights that plaintiff lawyers look for
  • Documentation challenges in legal forums such as inquests, CNO and labour proceedings
  • Strategies and best practices for reducing and avoiding liability

PLUS! Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of a half-day intensive workshop: Exploring Strengths and Weaknesses in Documentation and the Legal Implications

Who Should Take This Program:

  • Nurses
  • Student Nurses
  • Nurse Educators
  • Nursing Unit Administrators
  • Nurse Managers
  • Directors/VPs of Nursing
  • Patient Care Managers
  • Health Care Risk Managers
  • Directors of Professional Practice
  • Directors of Care
  • In-house counsel, Lawyers in private practice



  • Lee Lenkinski, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Nicholas DiCastri, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Michael Fraleigh, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
  • Phillip B. Abbink, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP
  • Angela McNabb, RN, BScN, CPMHN, Outreach Consultant, Mental Health, Correctional Services, CCC & Rehab, College of Nurses of Ontario

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Myrsini Zacharakis