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Health care lawyer Mary Jane Dykeman is an expert on a broad range of health law matters, including risk management and strategic advice; mental health, consent, capacity and substitute decision-making; health information and privacy; corporate/commercial, and health research.   Please take a moment to listen to her podcast to learn more about Ontario POA laws.

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About Mary Jane Dykeman B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.

Mary Jane is a Partner with DDO Health Law, advising on a broad range of health law matters, including risk management and strategic advice; mental health, consent, capacity and substitute decision-making; and health information and privacy. With the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, she recently co-authored a Law Commission of Ontario paper, “Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in Ontario”. Mary Jane co-teaches the Mental Health Law course in Osgoode Professional Development’s Health Law LL.M. program, with Michele Warner of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.  She has been in-house counsel to two Toronto teaching hospitals and sits on the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and research ethics board at Canadian Blood Services. Her passion is to assist her health sector clients work through thorny issues as their patients, clients and residents navigate the health system.

DDO Health Law

DDO Health Law is a boutique health law firm based in Toronto, Ontario.

Our strengths lie in capacity building and finding creative and practical solutions to our clients’ most common and most complicated dilemmas. We understand that an overly legal response is not the best or only solution for many issues that arise for our clients. We view every issue through a legal, risk management, strategic and public relations lens, without losing sight of the relevant stakeholder perspectives (including the Board, management, staff, privileged professionals, patients, families, and funders).

Our firm provides concrete and common sense tools for our clients. At DDO Health Law, we assist our clients to manage difficult issues and to recognize when they should seek our advice.

We focus on teaching our clients how to empower themselves on a broad range of health law topics.

 

DDO Health Law’s core values: We bring order and calm to chaos through methodical approaches to all situations. We take fears away, de-escalating contentious situations to achieve fair resolutions. We use plain English to explain complex issues, making understanding simple and easy. We are mindful of all aspects of a situation and the implications for the future. We will break with conventional thinking to find workable solutions. We anticipate and plan for future events to mitigate risks. We treat others with compassion, kindness and non-judgment. We bring passion and vitality to our business interactions. We are committed to continual learning and growth, personally and professionally.

 

Services

DDO Health Law serves a broad range of health sector organizations, providing legal, strategic and policy advice, and on-site training on a spectrum of health-related topics:

 

1200 Bay St., Suite 405 Toronto, ON M5R 2A5

416 967 7100 ext. 225 Visit Website

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This podcast is intended to provide general information only and is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal, financial or other advice.

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