Health and Life Sciences

Health and Life Sciences

Québec’s health care sector is about much more than just providing care to the population. It also includes research, development and technological innovation, manufacturing and distribution of products, and the provision of services. In this highly regulated field, sound legal advice is paramount.

Our experienced and multidisciplinary health law team has a thorough understanding of the health and social services system. We draw on this expertise and on our comprehensive understanding of professional conduct and legal and ethical issues in the fields of health and hospital-based research to advise and represent a variety of clients from both the public and private sectors on often complex issues. We have an in-depth knowledge of several applicable statutes and regulations that have influenced the field of medicine in Québec in recent years.

We offer a wide range of services to support health care professionals, professional orders, producers and distributors of medical products, health care facilities and ambulance services.

Health care professionals

  • Putting in place the necessary structures for professional practice
  • Drafting and negotiating shareholder agreements, operating agreements, leases and other commercial contracts (provision of services, subcontracting, procurement, outsourcing, etc.)
  • Assistance in managing human resources (nursing, administrative and support staff)
  • Dispute prevention and resolution
  • Professional liability

Professional orders

  • Planning, drafting and implementing policies, procedures and administrative directives related to the functions of an order’s board of directors, executive committee and governance committee
  • Helping to deploy strategies and approaches for resolving legislative, ethical and political issues
  • Drafting briefs and other documents to assert the position of an order before ministries, agencies, public bodies and parliamentary committees with regard to various societal and public interest issues

Producers and distributors of medical products

  • Regulatory and ESG advice
  • Registration and protection of trademarks
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts (supply, outsourcing, subcontracting, etc.)
  • Management and monitoring of the supply chain
  • Assistance in managing human resources
  • Dispute prevention and resolution

Health care establishments and ambulance services

  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts (provision of services, subcontracting, supply, outsourcing, etc.);
  • Assistance in managing human resources (nursing, administrative and support staff)
  • Assistance with issues relating to consent to treatment and care
  • Dispute prevention and resolution