Pallett Valo’s Health Law Practice Provides Knowledge and Experience for a Wide Array of Medical Law Concerns

Published on: February 2018 | News

Health Law

Legal issues related to Health Law are increasingly numerous and complex. More effective medications, improvements in medical equipment and the introduction of bio-technology has resulted in improved clinical outcomes, as well as the expansion of the regulation of health professionals, institutions and the health care system as a whole.

Understanding the dynamics, economics and politics of this multi-faceted health care environment is essential to successfully navigating health law.

With 26 regulated health professions in Ontario, we represent the full range of individual health care professionals and practices including: Doctors, Dentists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, and a range of clients within the medical field such as Medical and Health Associations, Laboratories, Pharmacies, Medical Clinics, Dental Clinics, Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities in Ontario.  

Our comprehensive health law practice provides a tremendous breadth of knowledge and experience for a wide array of medical law concerns. From meeting the day-to-day legal requirements of our clients, to advising on the more complex regulatory matters, our clients can count on us to be accessible and to respond to their needs promptly.

At Pallett Valo we have a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations that govern the business of health care. Our firm specializes in major areas where law and health intersect, including incorporations, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, corporate-commercial transactions and acquisitions, human resources and compliance, information technology and privacy, professional negligence and medical malpractices, intellectual property and mental health law.

At Pallett Valo we bring knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, creativity and cost-effectiveness to everything we do.

Areas of our health law practice include:

Human Resources and Labor relations in Health Care 
  • Employment contracts and compensation 
  • Negotiation of collective agreements 
  • Grievance arbitrations 
  • Termination of physician appointments/privileges 
  • Human Rights issues (patients or employees) 
  • Health and safety issues 
  • Compliance with provincial labour and employment laws 
Civil Litigation in Health Care 
  • Contract disputes, partnership or shareholder disputes 
  • Creditor protection 
  • Professional negligence and malpractice
  • Physician-Hospital disputes
  • Licensing matters
  • Product liability 
  • Defamation
Mental Health 
  • Hearings before Consent and Capacity Board
  • Substitute decision making 
  • Special issues with children, women and senior citizens 
  • Institutional liabilities and responsibilities 
  • Liabilities and responsibilities of health professionals 
Health Care Information Technology and Privacy
  • Technology Contracts 
  • Trademark Registrations
  • Personal Health Information and Privacy Issues


Healthcare Business Development 
  • Creative Business Structures for individual health care professionals 
  • Buying and Selling of Dental Practices 
  • Buying and Selling of Medical Practices 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Corporate Reorganizations 
  • Business Succession 
  • Capital Development, Financing and Procurement 
  • Commercial Leasing and Real Estate Acquisitions 
  • Equipment Leasing 
  • Management and Service Contracts 
  • Consulting Agreements 
  • Partnership Agreements 
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Other general corporate and commercial matters 
Health Regulatory Advisory
  • Complaints and disciplinary proceedings against regulated health professionals 
  • Statutory & Regulatory compliance 
  • complaints and investigation before Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) 
  • Hearings before Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) 
  • Coroner’s Investigations and Coroner’s Inquests 
  • Professional standards 
  • Workplace audits and investigations 






Connect to Members of the Health Law Practice:

Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi
Direct Dial: 905.273.3022 Ext. 285
Craig Ross
Direct Dial: 905.273.3022 Ext. 231
Andy Balaura
Direct Dial: 905.273.3022 Ext. 225
Marc D. Whiteley
Direct Dial: 905.273.3022 Ext. 255
Steven Pordage
Direct Dial: 905.273.3022 Ext. 286