DR. LAURA HAWRYLUCK
Received her MD in 1992 from the University of Western Ontario where she also served her Internal Medicine residency. She completed a Fellowship in Critical Care at the University of Manitoba in 1997 and received her MSc in Bioethics in 1999 from the Joint Centre for Bioethics and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.
She was a member of the Ontario Pandemic Flu A/D/T Committee whose goal was to ensure critical care professionals have a triage plan to deal with triage in a pandemic flu situation—the triage protocol created was subsequently adopted worldwide.
She is co-author and co-editor of “Law of Acute Care in Canada” with Mr. Michael Fraleigh from Fogler Rubinoff LLP published in May 2020 by Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters.
Dr. Hawryluck had the honour of serving as President of the Medico-Legal Society from 2013 to 2014. (Read More)
Mr. Michael Fraleigh, B.A., J.D.
Michael is a Partner at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP where he heads the health law group. Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of health law including the representation of physicians in regulatory matters involving complaints,
discipline, quality assurance, fitness to practice and registration issues. He has represented numerous physicians in hospital privilege disputes as well as in matters involving the management and business operations of a
medical practice including billing issues. He also advises hospitals, corporations and institutions with respect to health law issues. Michael is also an experienced medical malpractice litigator having both defended physicians and nurses and represented plaintiffs.
Michael is a frequent speaker at continuing education programs for health care practitioners and lawyers on issues relating to health law and medical practice. Michael is a two-time past chair of the Ontario Bar Associations Health Law Section and Past President of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.
Michael is the co-author of The Law of Acute Care Medicine published in May 2020 with Dr. Laura Hawryluck. (Read More)
Topics of Discussion will include:
- Impact of COVID-19 on the Standard of Care from a Medical and Legal Perspective
- Issues in Treatment
- Triage (Who gets the last ventilator) – Principles and Issues
- Duty to Care – Using what we learned from SARS Hospital Issues – Ethical and Legal obligations to provide care to all, Ensuring Supply Chains, Triage Planning and Roll out, Visitor Policies and Communication
- Duty to Protect – Ensuring a Safe workplace
- Vaccine Issues – Right to refuse and equity in access
- Tips from the Trenches – Responding to COVID: Protecting Yourself with virtual visits, advocating for your patients, managing your office, dealing with Public Health, COVID-19 testing for pay