The Osgoode Certificate in Clinical Risk, Negligence and Claims Management in Health Care

More and more claims are being brought against health care organizations and the people that work within them. Understanding your legal responsibilities and being able to effectively reduce and manage legal risk has never been more critical. Now in its 9th year, OsgoodePD’s Clinical Risk, Negligence and Claims Management in Health Care certificate was specifically developed for health care professionals and their advisors to respond to these challenges.

OsgoodePD’s accomplished faculty of lawyers, risk managers, patient safety experts, doctors and insurance industry experts will discuss the risks and best practices for reducing and managing them. Throughout this unique intensive five-day program, there will be ample opportunity for questions, discussions and debates.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Quality leaders
  • Compliance officers from health care institutions
  • Health care risk managers
  • Patient safety representatives
  • Health care organization CEOs and senior staff
  • Professional association and licensing body representatives
  • Health care professionals from all disciplines
  • Lawyers practising health law (both in-house and from private practice)
  • Medical directors of health care organizations and government agencies
  • Heath insurance industry professionals
  • Ethicists
  • Government and public policy advisors

What You Will Learn:

  • Gain critical experience in simulated examinations for discovery and cross examinations
  • Overview of key patient safety concepts
  • The link between patient safety and risk management and the role of the risk manager
  • How to conduct post-incident investigations and what disclosure should be made, to whom and when
  • How to deal with adverse events that can lead to organizational crisis including ; tips for dealing effectively with the media
  • Overview of a malpractice claim: what should you expect?
  • Defence best practices/mitigation strategies: the importance of documentation and tips and tools regarding the preservation of evidence
  • Learning from past claims, audits, self-assessments and inspections
  • The rising spectre of class actions in health care: how should your organization respond?
  • The impact of being sued: dealing with the pressure of litigation
  • Responding to risk in specialty areas, including obstetrics, diagnosis, medication and mental health, and a practical overview of current litigation trends in these areas
  • Role of the Coroner in enhancing patient safety
  • Managing risk in end-of-life care
  • Healthcare risk: a view from the Bench


Program Director

  • Michael Fraleigh, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Program Lawyer

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