Mélanie Champagne  

Partner

Executive Summary

Mélanie Champagne is a partner in our Health Law Group in our Montréal office. She represents healthcare establishments with respect to medical and hospital liability and has been practicing in that field since 2000. She has also worked as a legal advisor in the litigation department of a healthcare establishment. She focuses her practice in the following fields: medical and healthcare establishment liability, legal psychiatry issues, consent to care, and interpretation of the legislative framework applicable to healthcare establishments and social services. She serves as a legal advisor to her clients and regularly pleads before the Québec courts.

Representative Work

  • Pleaded before administrative tribunals and courts of justice on behalf of healthcare establishments with respect to medical and hospital liability actions as well as regarding legal issues in psychiatry.

Publications & Presentations

  • Outside speaker, "L'accès aux soins et aux services et l'accès à l'information et le droit à la confidentialité," in the Master's program in Health Law and Policy, Université de Sherbrooke, February 2013, October 2012 and March 2010.
  • Speaker, "L'accès aux soins et aux services et l'accès à l'information et le droit à la confidentialité", At large Training Program, Association des cadres supérieurs du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux," December 2013.
  • Speaker, "Et les poursuites dans tout cela…", Mini-conférence: Santé et technologies de l'information: tendances, développements et nouveaux enjeux juridiques," Canadian Bar Association, Québec Division, November 2013.
  • Speaker, "La confidentialité des informations du dossier de l'usager à l'ère de l'informatisation," La mobilité dans tous ses états, Informatique-Santé, AQESSS, October 2013.
  • Speaker, "Démystifier le dossier clinique informatisé (DCI) et ses enjeux", Health Law Symposium, June 2013.
  • Speaker, "Dossier clinique informatisé (DCI) : défis et enjeux de l'informatisation dans le milieu sociosanitaire," Conference of the Association sur l'accès et la protection de l'information (AAPI), April 2013.
  • Speaker, "Les derniers développements jurisprudentiels en droit de la santé," Health Law Symposium, May 2012.
  • Speaker, "Les enjeux de la santé mentale en milieu hospitalier : les droits des usagers et ceux des employés," Health Law Symposium, May 2012.
  • Lecturer, "Droit, médecine et biologie," University of Ottawa, Winter semester 2012.
  • Speaker, "Le dossier de l'usager: enjeux actuels en matière d'accès et de confidentialité," Health Law Symposium, June 2011.
  • Speaker, "Les limites des ressources dans le secteur de la santé et les enjeux juridiques qui en découlent," Health Law Symposium, June 2010.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • ​Recognized in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Medical Negligence).