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Lexpert quotes Lynne Golding on potentially controversial changes of new healthcare legislature

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“Health Law: Stress Response” by Barbara Balfour, Lexpert

Lexpert quotes Toronto lawyer Lynne Golding in an article on navigating and finding opportunities within the political and bureaucratic minefield of health law.

One potentially controversial change represented by the legislation is a grinding away of the position of physicians as leaders in the health-care delivery system, says Lynne Golding in Toronto, who leads the national health group at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. “It gives LHINs a right to obtain a lot more information from physicians that are a deep dive into their practices — their comings and goings, when they’re going on holidays, for example. It’s showing a change in the hierarchy — just another example of how doctors are not going to be the leaders anymore, but treated more like employees. This will lead to additional legal work as we analyze how this affects their relationships with patients and other organizations such as hospitals.”