While the balance is changing, the majority of acute, chronic and rehabilitation health care in Canada is provided in institutional settings such as hospitals (public and private), long-term care homes, independent health facilities and private clinics and hospices. Working with the boards and management of these organizations, we advise health care facilities on the legal issues that face them on a day-to-day basis and on critical and strategic matters that affect them less often.

Over the past five years, Fasken Martineau has acted for hundreds of health care facilities across Canada.

Our Clients

We act for publicly funded organizations, professional colleges, charities, private corporations and individuals that provide, fund, regulate or service the provision of health care delivery. Our clients include hospitals and health authorities, long-term care homes, health care professionals and their regulatory colleges, home care companies, family health teams, family health organizations, independent health facilities and private clinics, among others.

Our Expertise

We can advise you with respect to:

  • Admission and discharge issues
  • Research consent policies
  • Policies
  • Professional staff
  • Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) issues
  • Labour issues
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Laboratories (labs)
  • Assisted death policies and guidance
  • Drugs and pharmacies
  • Privacy
  • Contracts among physicians and clinics
  • Licences (issuance, transfer, revocation)
  • Consent forms
  • Governance matters
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patient rights
  • Insurance issues
  • Real estate issues
  • Types of care
  • Privacy
  • Primary Contacts