Privately purchased healthcare - such as preventative care, pain management and concierge medicine – is becoming more popular in Canada.
Patients are better informed than ever about healthcare options, and they want access to those options. At the same time, physicians and corporations want to deliver comprehensive, innovative care that can’t necessarily be provided in the public system. We advise clients on corporate structures including financing and insurance requirements. We also review fees and services, determining their compliance with regulations and their market viability.
The issues we address include interpretation of the Canada Health Act and prohibitions under provincial health insurance statutes, provincial insurance fee schedules, government licences and approvals, conflict of interest matters and professional conduct.
Fasken acts for hundreds of health organizations across Canada. We work with private and public entities as well as non-profits and corporations whose activities intersect with the system. Our clients include hospitals, private clinics, health authorities, long-term care homes, healthcare professionals and their regulatory colleges, home care companies and independent health facilities among others.
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