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With the growth of virtual care and telemedicine come new challenges and legal risks that must be managed to minimize liability exposure. This webinar provides you with an overview of the current regulatory framework; the risks associated with virtual care, as well as, practice tips that can help you mitigate those risks.

Virtual and mobile healthcare are on the rise and rapidly gaining popularity amongst healthcare providers and patients alike. The practice of virtual medicine amongst healthcare professionals for remote monitoring and online consultations is also becoming mainstream. As these alternative methods of healthcare delivery grow, so do the challenges associated with them. Privacy, regulatory compliance, malpractice are some of the challenges faced by healthcare providers utilizing digital and virtual medicine.

In this webinar, we will discuss these legal challenges and offer best practices for developing and implementing policies and procedures to minimize legal risk.

Topics include:

  • What virtual health care/telemedicine is and what it is not
  • Current Regulatory Framework around virtual care/telemedicine
  • Conflict of Laws, consent & privacy issues
  • Managing & mitigating risks associated with utilizing virtual care/telemedicine

Following the speaker presentations, you’ll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


  • Anna Marrison, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Dr. Ranjith Chandrasena, Chatham Kent Clinic, Chief of Psychiatry
  • Dr. Rob Williams, Chief Medical Officer, Ontario Telemedicine Network


  • Section I
    • What is virtual care and what it is not
    • Growing Uses of Virtual care
    • Virtual Care in the Mental Health practice
  • Section II
    • What guidelines/policies are currently in existence
    • Licensing requirements
    • CPSO’s guidelines
    • CMPA’s guidelines
    • The Court’s view
  • Section III

    • Consent & Privacy Considerations
    • Consent and Privacy in Practice
  • Section IV
    • Risks associated with the use of telemedicine
    • Protocols and Procedures in practice
    • Practical risk management tips

  • Section V
    • Direct to consumer service trends

  • Section VI
    • Questions

  • Program Concludes
  • *Content/Agenda subject to change

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the 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.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

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 2 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 2 days notice, a $50 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

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Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Reheleh Pourkhodayar

Program Details

Date & Time

February 21, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT



Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Representatives from hospitals, psychiatric facilities, long term care facilities and community service provider agencies
  • Health care risk managers
  • Privacy officers, security officers and compliance officers for health care institutions
  • Patient representatives
  • Ethicists
  • In-house counsel to health care institutions
  • Health law practitioners
  • Government and public policy advisors
  • Physicians, nurses and other licensed medical professionals
  • Healthcare professionals offering or looking to expand their practice to include virtual care services

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