Program Directors

Daniel Girlando

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Trevor Hall

Vice President, Healthcare Safety and Risk Management, HIROC

Eligible for

Every day, health-care providers encounter and grapple with an array of legal and regulatory challenges.

The ability to recognize these and have the requisite skills to effectively and competently deal with these, has never been more important. Missteps can have costly implications for all, including your professional reputation.

Now in its 15th year, the Osgoode Certificate in Health Law was developed for health-care professionals and those who advise them.  Over five comprehensive, practical one-day modules, which include lectures, case studies, small group discussions, live simulations and demonstrations, you will learn what you need to know about contemporary issues in health law from a  diverse faculty of lawyers, health-care professionals, patients’ rights advocates, ethicists, risk managers, and insurance industry experts.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

The role of the legal system in health care delivery

Privacy law, circle of care and best practices for maintaining security

Legal issues raised by COVID-19

Assessing and documenting capacity and consent

Care and risk in community health care

The role of AI and big data in health care

Medical malpractice claims and institutional liability

Health care challenges for BIPOC communities

Medical assistance in dying; lessons learned and best practices

Who Should Attend

Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other licensed medical professionals

Representatives from hospitals, psychiatric facilities, long-term care facilities, LHIN’s and community service provider agencies

Health-care risk managers

Privacy offiers, security officers and compliance officers for health-care institutions

Patient representatives


In-house counsel to health-care institutions

Health law practitioners

Government and public policy advisors


Program Directors

Daniel Girlando

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Trevor Hall

Vice President, Healthcare Safety and Risk Management, HIROC

Advisory Board

Dr. David A. Cameron, MD, LLB, CCFP

Regional Supervising Coroner, Office of the Chief Coroner

Kate Dewhirst

Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Professor Joan M. Gilmour

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Cathy Szabo

President & CEO, Providence Care

Kristin L. Taylor

VP legal Services and General Counsel, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)


John Morala

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Legal Counsel

“Overall the course was fantastic. From the perspective of in-house corporate counsel, it was very useful in helping fill some of the knowledge gaps that one may have upon transitioning to a health-care setting. ”


View the 2024 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.


Mar 18, 25 & Apr 1, 8 & 15, 2025

Please Note: Modules 2 (March 25) and 4 (April 8) are available for in-person or online registration. All other modules are available online only.

$3,995 + TAX


March 18, 2025

9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

March 25, 2025

9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

April 1, 2025

9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

April 8, 2025

9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

April 15, 2025

9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

Printable Registration Form

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“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

Certificate Requirements

You will receive an Osgoode Certificate upon completion of this program as follows:

Attend Modules 1 – 5 (live or via recorded archive); and

Complete and pass the online post-program multiple choice assessment; and

Complete the Self-Declaration.

Duane Boychuk

Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Director, Labratory Operations

“The online experience is quite good! The presentations hold your attention.”

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive27h 55m
EDI2h 45m
Total 33h 40m

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

View our CPD & Accreditation page to see previously calculated hours for this course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Client and Technical Support

Have questions? Get advice in person, by email or over the phone.

Program content questions

Myrsini Zacharakis, Program Lawyer

Online Technical Requirements

To ensure you do not encounter any issues that will impact or limit your learning experience, please review the following information.