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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



  • 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


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

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


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

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

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
November 14, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$395 plus HST

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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.”

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