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Published on: 7 Dec 2022 By

Privacy and the use of electronic medical and dental records

Physicians, dentists and other health practitioners have professional, legal and ethical responsibilities to keep the personal health information of their patients confidential and private. These obligations are governed and imposed by the regulatory body of each profession as well as variou…

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Published on: 23 Nov 2022 By ,

Selling your professional practice?

Employment considerations when selling your professional practice*   Whatever the reason might be to sell a professional practice, whether for the purposes of retirement, a change of career, or no longer wanting to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, there are impor…

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Published on: 14 Jul 2022 By

Updates to the Certificate of Authorization renewal process for Dentistry Professional Corporations

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) has made a recent change to the annual renewal process for Certificates of Authorization for a dentistry professional corporation. For all dentists who practice through a dentistry professional corporation, this change is important as i…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Associate agreements in a medical, dental, or other professional practice

Many new graduates will decide to enter a medical, dental, or other professional practice by joining an existing practice as an associate.  An associate agreement is an agreement that governs the business relationship between the professional or the corporation that owns the practice (for th…

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Published on: 16 Sep 2021 By ,

Landlord and other third-party consents in business transactions

When a professional practice or business is sold, whether by share sale or asset sale, consideration must be given to the issue of third-party consents. Typically, when a business enters into a third-party contract, the contract will include a provision whereby the consent of such third part…

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Published on: 20 Jul 2021 By

Online presence for physicians: Appropriate use of social media

Our interactions and presence on social media have continued to increase, especially during the pandemic when the need and desire to stay connected with one another has been heightened. Many professionals, including physicians, use social media in their practice as an effective tool to commu…

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Published on: 9 Nov 2020 By ,

Estate planning for professionals

As professionals progress in their careers, the estate planning process may become quite complex. The development of a clear estate plan is critical to ensure that the intentions of the testator are honoured, while dealing with the estate in the most tax efficient manner. Many business owner…

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Published on: 14 Sep 2020 By ,

Support for Businesses during COVID-19: CEBA application deadline extended

Despite being able to resume operations following the lifting of certain governmental restrictions related to COVID-19, many business owners continue to experience unprecedented financial challenges. After months of decreased revenue – or possibly even periods without any revenue – business …

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Published on: 21 Aug 2020 By ,

Intellectual property considerations for Professionals: Who owns educational or promotional content (like this article)?

Copyright in content Many businesses, including medical clinics and dental offices, are re-opening after being forced to shut down by public health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the shut down, many professionals and small business owners published various articles, blog po…

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