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Field Law has a long history of partnering with health care organizations in Alberta. Our knowledge of Alberta’s health care system is second to none, offering a regional understanding of local issues and needs, regional presence and Alberta solutions. That knowledge and decades of experience with administrative, operational and frontline staff have given us industry insights regarding organizational challenges and sensitivities which enables our lawyers to help clients navigate the issues that impact their health care operations, so their focus can remain on providing quality patient care to Albertans.

Areas in which Field Law provides advice and representation include:

  • Malpractice Claim Defense
  • Fatality Inquiries and Coroner’s Inquests
  • Clinical Advising
  • Medical Staff Advising and Relations
  • Development of Policies, Procedures and Bylaws
  • Patient Safety and Quality
  • Privacy
  • Class Action Defence and Risk Prevention
  • Enterprise and Clinical Risk Management Advice
  • Corporate Organization and Governance
  • Legislative Drafting and Advice
  • Health Services Contracts
  • Health Services Restructuring
  • Professional Regulatory 
  • Labour and Employment 
For further information, please contact Jay Guthrie at
Al-Ghamdi v College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, 2020 ABCA 81
Makis v Alberta Health Services, 2020 ABQB 245
Zuk v Alberta Dental Association and College, 2020 ABCA 162
Ewashko v Hugo, 2020 ABCA 228
Makis v Alberta Health Services, 2020 ABCA 168
Makis v Alberta Health Services, 2019 ABCA 288
R v Fassman, 2019 ABQB 61
Makis v Alberta Health Services, 2019 ABCA 23
Laughlin v Alberta Health Services, 2018 ABQB 574
Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v Alberta, 2018 ABQB 37
Chan v Her Majesty the Queen, 2017 ABQB 796
Chan v. Her Majesty the Queen, 2017 ABQB 480, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Chalifoux v Alberta Health Services, 2014 ABQB 624, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 753, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Laasch v. Turenne, 2009 ABQB 267
Guay v. Wong, 2008 ABQB 638, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
November 2020
Alberta introduces significant regulatory amendments to Health Professions Act
Canadian Lawyer
August 2020
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2021
38 Fielders Recognized
Field Law is pleased to announce that 38 of our lawyers are recognized in their respective practice areas in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Recognition in Best Lawyers™ is based on peer reviews of ...
July 2020 - 1 min read
Bill 30: Increased Public Participation in Professional Regulation
On Monday, July 6, 2020, the Government of Alberta tabled Bill 30, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020. This proposed legislation amends a number of existing Acts, including the Alberta Health Professions Act. The Health Professions Act e...
July 7, 2020
Privacy for Health Care Organizations: What Has Changed and What Hasn’t?
Health care organizations have had to adapt quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to managing an unknown disease and focusing on patient care, day to day operational life has changed- videoconferencing, fit for work screening, and liab...
September 2019
Immunizations and Immunity Provisions: The Scope of Protection Under the Public Health Act
The Alberta Court of Appeal has issued a decision involving the interpretation of the Alberta Public Health Act, which may have broad implications on limiting liability of public bodies. Frank v. Alberta Health Services, 2019 ABCA 332 involves a medica...
October 4, 2018
Top 10 Pitfalls Nurses Face in Litigation
Edmonton Critical Care Symposium
October 2017
No Loyalty Program for Drugs: Court Confirms Prohibition on Pharmacy Inducements
Professional Regulatory Alert
The Alberta Court of Appeal recently confirmed that professional regulators have significant discretion to implement rules and policies intended to protect the public interest. Specifically, rules and policies may include the regulation of activities w...