Robyn A. Grant  

Partner

Executive Summary

Robyn Grant is a partner in the Health Law Group in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Robyn acts as counsel for hospitals and their staff, retirement communities and long-term care homes in connection with a variety of matters including such things as risk management, statutory interpretation and compliance, administrative and regulatory matters, privacy, disclosure, management of patient/resident complaints, policy development and implementation, bylaw revision and interpretation and consent and capacity issues. Robyn manages complex medical malpractice actions on behalf of hospital and community care access centres.  A portion of Robyn's practice is also devoted to representing regulated healthcare providers such as dentists, nurses, social workers etc. before their respective Colleges in the course of responding to complaints made against them and in the review of decisions before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.

Representative Work

  • Acts as general counsel to healthcare organizations, including hospitals, retirement communities and long-term care homes in relation to various day-to-day issues, including risk management and patient/resident safety, crisis management, privacy, disclosure, policy development and implementation.
  • Advises healthcare clients noted above on the application and interpretation of numerous statues.
  • Represents regulated healthcare providers such as dentists and nurses before their governing administrative bodies (i.e., Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and College of Nurses of Ontario) in the course of responding to complaints against them, and in the review of complaints decisions before Health Professionals Appeal and Review Board.
  • Provides advice to hospitals on corporate matters such as bylaws and contractual relationships, including drafting and interpretation.
  • Manages complex medical malpractice actions for hospitals and community care access centres including overseeing and conducting detailed investigations, assessing exposure and all steps in a lawsuit.
  • Provides advice to healthcare facilities on the management of relationships and issues with professional staff including physicians and other regulated healthcare providers.
  • Represents hospital staff and physicians before the Consent and Capacity Board, for example in relation to findings of incapacity to consent to treatment.
  • Provides advice on the management of investigations by the Coroner, and acts as counsel to hospitals and their employees at Coroner's inquests.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Protecting Yourself in Today's Environment: Disclosure of Adverse Events," Toronto Academy of Dentistry Winter Clinic, November 14, 2014.
  • Speaker, "Case Study: Mitigation Strategies, What Went Wrong and What Should Have Happened," Developing Healthcare Risk Management Conference, October 30-31, 2014.
  • Speaker, "Alternative Dispute Resolution," Canadian Dental Protective Association AGM, September 23, 2013.
  • Co-Author, "A Refresher on Privacy: Your Obligations Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004," Health Law in Canada, May 2013.
  • Speaker, "Regulated Health Professions Act:  Potential Impact of the Complaints Process on Hospitals and their Staff," Ontario Hospital Association Webcast Event, February 2013.
  • Speaker, "Managing Risk from the Operator's Legal Perspective," Ontario Retirement Communities Association, Summer Conference, September 2012.
  • Speaker, "The Anatomy of a Complaint under the Regulated Health Professions Act," Toronto Academy of Dentistry, Winter Clinic, November 2011.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2015 and 2016 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Medical Negligence).