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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.

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



  • Nicholas DiCastri, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Logan Crowell, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Philip B. Abbink, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP
  • Michael B. Fraleigh, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
  • Farah Ismail RN, LL.B, MSc.N, FRE, Director, Practice Quality, College of Nurses of Ontario


CCHL Maintenance Of Certification

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 3 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.


Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Myrsini Zacharakis at mzacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Online Replay
December 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$525 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • 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

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What past attendees have said about OsgoodePD‘s LRM in Documentation and Charting for Nurses program…

“Should be mandatory.”
Marieta Tranguilig, Toronto Western Hospital

“I learned a lot today. I thought this program was very thorough and now I can feel confident in applying what I learned in my practice.”

“Very informative session. All pertinent areas addressed. Raised lots of issues, concerns, things to think about.”

“Very pertinent to nursing. Speakers very knowledgeable and offered excellent scenarios/examples.”

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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