The Osgoode Certificate in Health Law

Every day, healthcare providers encounter and grapple with an array of legal and regulatory challenges.

The ability to recognize these and have the requisite skills to effectively and competently deal with these, has never been more important. Missteps can have costly implications for all, including your professional reputation.

Now in its 13th year, the Osgoode Certificate in Health Law was developed for healthcare professionals and those who advise them.  Over five comprehensive, practical one-day modules, which include lectures, case studies, small group discussions, live simulations and demonstrations, you will learn what you need to know about contemporary issues in health law from a  diverse faculty of lawyers, health care professionals, patients’ rights advocates, ethicists, risk managers, and insurance industry experts.

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What You Will Learn:

  • The role of the legal system in healthcare delivery
  • Privacy law, circle of care and best practices for maintaining security
  • Legal issues raised by COVID-19
  • Assessing and documenting capacity and consent
  • Care and risk in community healthcare
  • The role of AI and big data in healthcare
  • Medical malpractice claims and institutional liability
  • Healthcare challenges for BIPOC communities
  • Medical assistance in dying; lessons learned and best practices

Who Should Take This Program:

  • Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other licensed medical professionals
  • Representatives from hospitals, psychiatric facilities, long-term care facilities, LHIN’s and community service provider agencies
  • Healthcare risk managers
  • Privacy offiers, security officers and compliance officers for healthcare institutions
  • Patient representatives
  • Ethicists\
  • In-house counsel to health care institutions
  • Health law practitioners
  • Government and public policy advisors


Program Directors

  • Daniel Girlando, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Trevor Hall, Vice President, Healthcare Safety and Risk Management, HIROC