2019 Education Day - Madeline Hall
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Session: Legal Risks in Your Unique Role as an OHN

Presented by Madeline Hall

​Madeline will briefly cover basic liability risks for nurses but will mainly focus on the unique challenges faced by OHNs including custodianship of records, disclosure of records and privacy concerns, what being “fit to work” means, and how to safely manage the competing interests of patients and employers.

Madeline Hall, BA (first-class honours), J.D., is a Legal Advisor with the Canadian Nurses Protective Society, a not-for-profit organization created to meet the professional liability needs of nurses.

Madeline has experience in a wide variety of areas within health law, including medical defence, professional liability, privacy, and professional discipline matters.  Madeline has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Small Claims Court, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.  Prior to joining the CNPS, Madeline was an associate at a large national law firm where she practiced civil litigation exclusively in the area of medical defence. In 2017, Madeline took a nine-month hiatus from Canadian law and moved to Washington, D.C., where she volunteered for a disability rights law firm. There she lobbied congressmen and women alongside nation-wide stakeholders regarding health care bills, and worked on class action lawsuits on behalf of persons with disabilities.

Madeline will briefly cover basic liability risks for nurses but will mainly focus on the unique challenges faced by OHNs including custodianship of records, disclosure of records and privacy concerns, what being “fit to work” means, and how to safely manage the competing interests of patients and employers.