A world leader in law school lifelong learning
Contact Us

Every day, healthcare providers encounter and grapple with a 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 11th 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.

Get informed about:

  • Upcoming changes to Ontario’s health system
  • The role of AI and big data in healthcare
  • Medically assistance in dying, lessons learned and best practices
  • Assessing and documenting capacity and consent
  • Long term care inquiry
  • The use of cannabis in a health care context
  • Live demonstration of a Consent & Capacity Board hearing
  • Privacy and health law: the key principles


Program Director

  • Daniel Girlando, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Trevor Hall, Vice President, Healthcare Safety and Risk Management, Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC)

Advisory Board

  • Dr. David A. Cameron, Regional Supervising Coroner, North Region – Sudbury Office, Office of the Chief Coroner
  • Kate Dewhirst, Kate Dewhirst Health Law
  • Professor Joan M. Gilmour, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Cathy Szabo, President & CEO, Providence Care
  • Kristin L. Taylor, VP legal Services and General Counsel, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Valerie Armstrong, Director, Quality and Risk, North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network
  • Dr. Dr. Kerry Bowman, Clinical Ethicist, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Joint Centre for Bioethics
  • Amanda Brennan, Manager Information, Privacy & Legal Counsel, Ornge
  • Dr. David Cameron, MD, LLB, CCFP, Regional Supervising Coroner, Office of the Chief Coroner
  • Lisa Corrente, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Kate A. Crawford, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Kate Dewhirst, Kate Dewhirst Health Law
  • Jillian Evans, Morris + Stoltz + Evans LLP
  • Daniel Girlando, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Barry Glaspell, Barry Glaspell Class Actions
  • Robyn A. Grant, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Daphne Jarvis, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Lindsay Kantor, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Emily Lawrence, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
  • Aaron Leahy, Deputy General Counsel, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Pinta J. Maguire, Neinstein LLP
  • Kendra Naidoo, Legal Counsel, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Joanna Noble, BScN, RN, MScHQ (c), CRM, CPPS, Lead, Clinical Risk, Healthcare Safety and Risk Management, Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC)
  • Lonny J. Rosen, C.S., Rosen Sunshine LLP
  • Jessica R. Szabo, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Anita Szigeti, Anita Szigeti Advocates
  • Christopher R. Viney, General Counsel, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Lydia Wakulowsky, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments for each of the days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.

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.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

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

Technical Support

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


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

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:
Bernard Sandler at BSandler@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

March 4, 11, 25 30 & April 8, 2020
9:00 - 4:30 p.m.
In-Person and Webcast


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

Fee per Delegate

$3,395 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017 - Present): $1,995 + HST

Register Now

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • 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
  • Health care risk managers
  • Privacy offiers, 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

Back to top

“Health Law at Osgoode PD, York University has national and international reach in this program that is significant and relevant to various professional backgrounds.”

Racquel Williamson, RN, BScN, MSN

“Overall the course was fantastic. From the perspective of in-house corporate counsel, it was very useful in helping fill some of the knowledge gaps that one may have upon transitioning to a health care setting.
John Morala, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Legal Counsel

“I have been impressed with the whole program and have learned much more than I thought I would. Far exceeded my expectations.”
Chris Harris, LHSC, Director Patient Relations

“The online experience is quite good! The presentations hold your attention.”
Duane Boychuk, Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Director, Labratory Operations

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.

Sponsor A Program

Looking for an innovative way to market your firm’s products or services?

Consider sponsoring an OsgoodePD Continuing Legal Education program or event.