Health Law

The lawyers in our Health Law practice group have extensive experience assisting health practitioners in British Columbia.

Our lawyers deal with a wide range of health law related issues.  We have successfully investigated and defended claims on behalf of medical doctors, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, nurses, psychologists, and naturopaths in a professional negligence and/or professional misconduct context. Our lawyers have been actively involved in advising clients on registration, privileges, disciplinary matters, practice reviews, billing disputes and audits, human rights complaints, as well as coroner investigations and inquests.   We are frequently asked to assist health care practitioners with issues or disputes they may have with professional colleagues.

We have represented clients before various administrative boards (including the Health Professions Review Board, the Medical Services Commission), and the governing bodies of a range of institutions and professions including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia, the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, and the College of Optometrists of British Columbia.   Presently, one of our lawyers sits as the Public Representative on the Registration Committee for the College of Optometrists of British Columbia.

In addition to the various administrative bodies mentioned, our lawyers routinely represent clients at all levels of Courts, including on health law issues.

Practice Group Members

Tom F. Beasley

Associate Counselbeasley@bernardllp.ca
(604) 661-0617

Concetta Risi

Associaterisi@bernardllp.ca
(604) 661-0603