Osler has been assisting our healthcare clients in implementing
"violence and harassment in the workplace" policies that
reflect current leading practices including: National Policy
58-201; the Dupont/Daniel coroner's recommendations; the
Ontario Nurses' Association's "Violence in the
Workplace: A Guide for ONA Members;" the Registered
Nurses' Association of Ontario "Preventing and Managing
Violence in the Workplace;" and the College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Ontario's "Guidebook for Managing Disruptive
Our precedents include comprehensive board-sponsored codes of
conduct and ethics; codes of conduct for employees, privileged
staff, patients and visitors; a whistleblower policy and suggested
recommended amendments to the hospital's administrative and
medical staff by-laws. We have also developed board and medical
advisory committee educational materials that can be used to
educate and orient board and medical advisory committee members
concerning the above.
Michael Watts is a partner in the firm's
Toronto office and Co-Chair of the firm's National Health Care
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