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Can’t wait until 2021 to earn your Certificate? Learn at your own pace. Online. Access archived recordings from the Spring 2020 Health Law Certificate. You will also have the ability to join weekly live, online “Q&A Office Hours” with the Program Directors.

The Osgoode Certificate in Health Law was developed for healthcare professionals and those who advise them. Over five comprehensive modules you will learn what you need to know about contemporary issues in health law from a diverse faculty of lawyers, healthcare professionals, patients’ rights advocates, ethicists, risk managers and insurance industry experts.

This unique opportunity allows you to:

  • Work at your own pace;
  • Ask questions of the Program Directors during the live weekly online “Q&A Office Hours”;
  • Participate in discussions around current events and the impact on the health industry; and
  • Obtain the Osgoode Certificate in Health Law.

You will learn 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 healthcare context
  • Consent & Capacity Board hearings and watch a demo;
  • Privacy and health law: the key principles


Program Directors:

  • 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 includes attendance and program materials.

Certificate Completion

Gain access to the recordings from the spring 2020 offering along with weekly live Q&A sessions with the Program Directors. You will have 30 days from program close on September 7th to complete and submit your assessment and receive the Osgoode Certificate in Health Law.

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 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 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

Available from August 4, 2020 - September 7, 2020

For archived Modules of the 2020 Health Law Certificate, you can view at any time from August 4, 2020 (note: you will have 120-day access to program archives)

Weekly Live Q&A available (3:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.) on August 6, 13, 20, 27 & September 3.


Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$3,195 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $1,597.50 + HST

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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
  • Healthcare risk managers
  • Privacy offiers, security officers and compliance officers for healthcare institutions
  • Patient representatives
  • Ethicists
  • In-house counsel to healthcare institutions
  • Health law practitioners
  • Government and public policy advisors

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