Barbara Walker-Renshaw
Barbara Walker-Renshaw
(416) 367-6744
(416) 367-6749
22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2001 (ON)
Senior Counsel, Health Law, Disputes Group. Practises health law with a focus on mental health law, representing the interests of psychiatric facilities and healthcare providers before the Ontario Review Board and Consent and Capacity Board and on appeals of those matters. Represents hospitals and their staff in medical malpractice litigation, coroners’ inquests, and Commissions of Inquiry. Appears before all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. Provides general counsel advice on mental health law issues, regulatory and risk management advice to hospitals regarding COVID-19 and other public health issues, clinical risk management, statutory compliance, clinical trial agreements, Research Ethics Boards matters, hospital and medical staff bylaws, including physician privileges, and privacy of health information. Author, A Practical Guide to Mental Health and the Law in Ontario (3rd ed., Ontario Hospital Association, 2016); Mental Health Law, Ch. 7 in Canadian Health Law Practice Manual (LexisNexis Canada). Member, Canadian Bar Association – Health Law Section. Member, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. Completed articles by serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Madam Justice Louise Arbour, Supreme Court of Canada (1999–2000).
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