What’s Next for Ontario’s Public Health Care? | Knowledge

Last updated November 2, 2022 

About Our Ontario Health Law Practice

Fasken’s Health Law Practice Group is a multidisciplinary team of health law experts who can ensure your challenges are properly addressed. We have a leading and one of the largest health law practices in Canada. Our team is comprised of lawyers from a variety of practice areas including: corporate, labour and employment, litigation, real property, privacy, procurement, technology and intellectual property all of whom service the health sector.  

Fasken’s Ontario Health Law lawyers advise clients on the following, amongst other other medio-legal matters:

  • accountability
  • service and transfer payment agreements with government
  • licence transfers, funding arrangements, including private payments
  • credentialing of physicians, privacy issues
  • compliance with broader public sector statutes
  • telemedicine, regulatory compliance
  • creation of shared service organizations
  • ancillary revenue generation activities
  • corporate governance, all manner of contracts
  • collaborations with other health care providers
  • labour and employment

An Introduction to Fasken Counsel Christine Elliott

Christine Elliott, former Ontario Minister of Health and Deputy Premier, is Counsel with the Fasken Health Law group in our Toronto office. With over 15 years of experience in public service, she is ideally positioned to assist clients with navigating existing and emerging complexities in the healthcare space.

Read the full news release advising of Christine’s arrival at Fasken in September 2022.

Christine Elliott Toronto Health Law Counsel


Christine Elliott’s Biography

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In conversation with Christine Elliott

As Ontario – together with most other jurisdictions around the world – continues to identify lessons learned since the onset of the pandemic including the appropriate balance between continuity, innovation and change in our health care system, there are few in Canada better positioned to speak to these issues than Christine Elliott, the former Deputy Premier and Minister of Health in Ontario. In this Q & A, Christine addresses her new role at Fasken and how she plans to draw on her past experiences to help clients in the health care, life sciences and technology sectors to identify opportunities and potential pitfalls in Ontario’s evolving health care system.

Video Q & A


Podcast Q & A


Our team has made available a growing repository of resources dedicated to helping organizations navigate existing and emerging complexities in the Ontario healthcare space.

  • Bulletin | Transitioning Patients from Hospitals to Long-Term Care: Ontario’s More Beds, Better Care Act (September 29, 2022)
    The More Beds, Better Care Act amends the process for admitting certain hospital patients to long-term care homes.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | Regulatory Changes Increase Prescribing Authority of Ontario Pharmacists (June 7, 2022)
    Regulatory amendments mean Ontario pharmacists will soon be authorized to prescribe drugs to treat certain minor ailments.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | De-identifying Health Data: Takeaways From IPC Decision 175 (June 2, 2022)
    A recent decision from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario provides useful guidance about the permissibility of de-identifying personal health information.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | Health Care in the Provincial Platforms: What the Parties are Promising (June 1, 2022)
    An overview of the health care commitments made by the four major political parties ahead of the Ontario provincial election on June 2, 2022.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | Regulated Health Professions in Ontario: Recent Updates (May 10, 2022)
    A high level of overview of the regulation of health professions in Ontario, with a focus on physicians, physician assistants, and nurses.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | Amendments to Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act to Accommodate Ontario Health Teams (May 9, 2022)
    Changes to Ontario’s health privacy laws may soon facilitate data sharing among members of Ontario Health Teams.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Mandates COVID-19 Vaccination Policies for High-Risk Settings (September 2, 2021)
    This bulletin provides an overview of a new Directive made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies for high-risk settings.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | Proposed Changes would lead to the regulation of Personal Support Workers, Physician Assistants and Behaviour Analysts in the Province of Ontario (May 6, 2021)
    A summary of proposed new legislation and amendments to existing legislation pertaining to COVID-19, PSWs, physician assistants and behaviour analysts.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | New COVID-19 Regulations Address Patient Transfers and the Redeployment of Health Care Professionals to Hospitals (April 14, 2021)
    An overview of two regulations made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act in response to the emergency declared in Ontario due to COVID-19.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | Virtual Health Care: New Privacy Guidelines and Telehealth Vendor Verification Process (April 12, 2021)
    A summary of new privacy commissioner guidance and a provincial vetting process for telehealth solutions.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | What the New Stay-At-Home Order and Public Health Rules Mean for Ontario Workplaces (January 14, 2021)
    The Stay-At-Home Order and additional public health requirements for Ontario employers may require changes to business operations effective January 14, 2021.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | An Overview of the Commission on COVID-19 within Long-Term Care in Ontario (August 10, 2020)
    What we know about the Commission to investigate the spread of COVID-19 within long-term care homes.
    Learn more >>
  • Bulletin | Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020 Receives Royal Assent (July 23, 2020)
    A summary of key legislative and regulatory changes affecting home and community care services in Ontario.
    Learn more >>


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