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Health Law Experience

  • General counsel for health professions including representations to the government, scope of practice reviews, registration matters, professional disciplinary actions, and Health Profession Review Board proceedings
  • General counsel for regional hospital for ten years on all medical/legal issues including medical staff affairs, patient care, and nursing issues
  • Legal counsel for hospital and health authorities in a variety of litigation including the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and Human Rights Tribunal
  • Defence counsel in British Columbia for health profession malpractice claims  
  • Defence counsel to private esthetics clinics, massage clinics and retirement homes in personal injury cases
  • Defence counsel to religious institutions in relation to defence of sexual abuse tort claims
  • Legal counsel for group of physicians in relation to patient information disclosure obligations in a class action
  • Representation of health practitioners before Medical Services Plan Audit Committee
  • Representation of private health care clinics and health professionals in allegations of violations of the Medicare Protection Act
  • Legal counsel for health professionals before the Human Rights Tribunal, the College of Physician and Surgeons and the College of Registered Nurses
  • Representation of medical doctors in residency training program appeals
  • Plaintiff personal injury counsel in select cases including quadriplegic injured in swimming pool accident, brain injured victims of motor vehicle accidents, breast surgery malpractice and dental malpractice
  • Legal counsel to individuals on out of province medical coverage claims and Medical Service Plan coverage appeals
  • Legal counsel in class actions involving tainted blood, hair product, skin product, pacemaker leads
  • Jim was Clinical Assistant Professor, HCEP 537 Health Law, Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, 1989-1999
  • Susan was programme manager of the AIDS and Human Rights Research Unit at the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Law
  • Susan advised the United Nations (UNDP and OHCHR) on mainstreaming HIV/AIDS and human rights into Southern and Eastern African legislation
  • Susan was Project manager for the Open Society of Southern Africa (OSISA) on HIV/AIDS and human rights in Southern Africa
  • Susan advised the Gates Foundation on parliamentary HIV/AIDS training project in Southern Africa
  • Susan sits on the lawyers group advising the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) on selection of cases to litigate
  • Kate is a Board member on the Fraser Health Research Ethics Board